Cameron Diaz "became very close" to Gwyneth Paltrow
The `Bad Teacher` star lost her dad Emilio Diaz in April 2008 after he succumbed to pneumonia aged 58 and Gwyneth - whose producer dad Bruce Paltrow passed away in October 2002 also at the age of 58 - offered her support as Cameron was grieving.
Cameron insists she will never forget the support the `Iron Man` star gave her.
In an interview with the June UK issue of Harper`s Bazaar magazine, she said: "We became very close after my dad`s death. She reached out and it was very sweet. We bonded on that."
The 39-year-old actress also revealed she is an Anglophile and loves Englishmen because she grew up watching British comedy TV shows like `Monty Python`s Flying Circus`.
Cameron - who has previously dated Justin Timberlake, and baseball Alex Rodriguez and has been linked to rapper P. Diddy - thinks Colin Firth is the "perfect Englishman".
She said: "I love their (English guys`) sense of humour and the sense of chivalry and charm. It`s something that is innately a part of the culture - we don`t have that over here, it`s not the same in America.
"(Colin Firth) is the perfect Englishman. Just enough of the self-effacing to a point that it`s comfortable for other people, but also totally charming and engaging to where he makes you feel special.
"I love London. I love the Brits, I always have. I have a weak spot for them. I grew up on `Monty Python`. I love `Little Britain`. My grandfather used to watch Benny Hill all the time."