Jim Carrey reckons that he doesn’t exist and we’re all just ‘ideas’.
The actor has opened up on his theories on life, and he believes that Jim Carrey was an ‘idea’ given to him by his parents, rather than a real person.
Speaking to The Talks, Jim reflected on his role of comedian Andy Kaufman in Man On The Moon, for which he refused to break character during filming.
The 56-year-old said: ‘It took me a while and I was depressed going back into my concerns and my politics. But there was a shift that had already happened. And the shift was, “Wait a second. If I can put Jim Carrey aside for four months, who is Jim Carrey? Who the hell is that?”
‘I know now he does not really exist. He’s ideas … Jim Carrey was an idea my parents gave me. Irish-Scottish-French was an idea I was given. Canadian was an idea that I was given. I had a hockey team and a religion and all of these things that cobble together into this kind of Frankenstein monster, this representation. It’s like an avatar. These are all the things I am. ‘
Jim continued: ‘You are not an actor, or a lawyer. No one is a lawyer. There are lawyers, law is practised, but no one is a lawyer. There is no one, in fact, there.’
The actor’s unorthodox method acting is shown in the documentary Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond, in which Jim refused to break character from Andy, or Andy’s obnoxious alter ego Tony Clifton.
Carrey has been back on the spotlight thanks to the release of Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond, but also due to his upcoming trial for the wrongful death of ex-girlfriend Cathriona White.
The mother and estranged husband of Cathriona, who took her own life in 2015, have accused Jim of providing the pills Ms White used to overdose and of giving her an STD.
Of his current situation, Carrey told the website: ‘I have gone through some really tough times in the last few years and I would not wish them on anybody, but my
God, my understanding of life and what is real and what is not real has expanded exponentially because of that.
‘And my ability to understand suffering, which is a valuable thing. It’s the way to salvation because once you understand it, you have compassion, and the next thing you know, you are free.’
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