Jim Carrey has doubled down on his retirement comments, adding that he has ‘no desire’ to return to play any of his past creations.
Jim Carrey is currently doing the press rounds for the newly-released Sonic the Hedgehog 2, and as you might have heard last week, has been chatting about retiring. The actor doubled down on those comments this week, pouring water on the rumours that he was considering returning to one of his earliest movie creations in the form of a third Ace Ventura movie.
Carrey discussed the possibility of returning to any of his characters with Access Hollywood (via Movieweb), stating that “I don’t have any in mind that I would like to. Most of the time when you make something that really hits with people, the sequels have a diminishing return. If you do it long enough after the fact, you’re kind of imitating yourself now; you’re not using your original inspiration. These [Sonic] movies were made close together, and they were like an evolution that was being planned in my own head, at least, from the get-go.”
Chatting about the ‘diminishing nature’ of sequels whilst promoting a sequel probably isn’t what the producers of Sonic the Hedgehog 2 want to hear, but at least Carrey hasn’t disowned the film as he did during the Kick Ass 2 press tour. The actor spoke last week about retirement and it seems he’s pretty set on his choice.
Outlining his reasons, Carrey essentially argued that there’s not much left for him to achieve, saying “Well, I’m retiring. Yeah, probably. I’m being fairly serious. It depends. If the angels bring some sort of script that’s written in gold ink that says to me that it’s going to be really important for people to see, I might continue down the road, but I’m taking a break … I have enough. I’ve done enough. I am enough.”
If Carrey is happier painting and living a quiet life, then more power to him. Enjoy his performance in Sonic the Hedgehog 2 though as it looks like it may be one of his last…
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