Watch Cameron Diaz Get Pranked by ‘The Mask’ Impersonator

Hallie Stephens
Yahoo Celebrity

20 years ago, Cameron Diaz made her big-screen debut in the classic comedy "The Mask." And to mark the anniversary of the flick, Ellen DeGeneres arranged for quite the prank on the blond beauty. The 41-year-old actress stopped by Ellen's show on Thursday where she reminisced about working on the film that launched her career. "I can't believe I get to make films twenty years later," Cameron revealed. "I turned 21 on the set of that film, and I'll never forget it, because, obviously, you turn 21 and you're like 'wooo, 21!'" She continued, "And we were working nights, so Jim [Carrey] kind of helped me celebrate. The whole crew helped me celebrate that night."

As "The Body Book" author told her story, a man dressed in the signature yellow suit and toothy green mask of "The Mask" snuck up behind her. Cameron continued, talking about how scary Jim looked during the process of removing his makeup. "The process of taking it off is terrifying," she explained unaware of what was about to ensue. "It's just like glue, and chunks of sponge, would stay on his face, cause…"

Check out the vid to see Cameron scream as "The Mask" look-alike jumps out, and be sure to tune in to "The Insider" on TV tonight for the latest in entertainment news.