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If there is one thing that Jim Carrey has become notorious for lately, it’s been his offbeat interviews with entertainment media outlets over the past few months.
Carrey recently sat down with The Hollywood Reporter at the Toronto International Film Festival to talk about his new documentary, Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond – The Story of Jim Carrey & Andy Kaufman Featuring a Very Special Contractually Obligated Mention of Tony Clifton. Alongside him were director Chris Smith and producer Danny Gabai. During the interview, Carrey engaged in normal antics that you’d expect of his personality, like moving his chair out of the group to “be a voyeur” on a question while then proceeding to shout “liar” while Gabai was answering it.
Similar behavior was seen in an interview during Fashion Week at a Bazaar Icons Party in which he described the event as “the most meaningless event I could come to” and gave bizarre answers during an interview with E! News’ Catt Sadler.
Carrey told THR that “many people think I’m kind of going through something and they go, ‘well it’s a reaction to depression…'”. It’s a natural reaction considering what he’s been through after tragically losing his girlfriend in 2015 and being sued by her family for allegedly providing illegal drugs that caused her death. But Carrey says “there’s no hint of depression in my life whatsoever. Depression only happens when you don’t accept what is.”
His interview with THR concluded on the topic of other roles of his acting career. When asked about his feelings on sequels he responded, “I’m not a crazy sequel guy.”
He reflected on his former roles saying, “they were characters that I really enjoyed doing, but I did find myself almost parodying myself.” However, the actor expressed his interest in working with Marvel if the opportunity presented itself in the future, loudly declaring, “Do Neurotic Man! Man that doesn’t exist!”
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