He has become increasingly rare in recent years, but Jim Carrey remains a big name in American comic cinema. Should we expect to see him again one day fully on the front of the stage? Listening to him, it’s more retired than he thinks.
Jim Carrey bows out
Jim Carrey reprised his role as Dr. Robotnik in sonic 2, which just hit our screens on March 30. The film, as well as the previous one, is probably not up to the talent of such an actor. However, they allowed us to see him in action again when he has become rarer since the second half of the 2010s. If some were wondering if he intended to give a boost to his career in this new decade, they will be saddened to learn that Jim Carrey is seriously considering retirement. At 60, Jim Carrey has just declared that he intended to bow out during an interview given to the media Access Hollywood during the promotion of sonic 2 :
Well, I’m retiring. Yes, probably. I am very serious. (…) It depends, if angels bring a script written in gold ink and tell me that it’s very important that people see it… I could go on, but I’m taking a break. I like my quiet life, I like to paint, I like my spiritual life. (…)
I have enough. I have done enough. I am “enough”.
His withdrawal from the industry will only be half-surprising. Jim Carrey had already been in the background for some time in the American cinematographic landscape. We will understand that the star system is not his cup of tea at all and he is also careful not to put himself forward in the media. To justify the cessation of his acting career, Jim Carrey explains precisely that he enjoys the quiet life that he can afford to lead. However, he specifies that he could return one day if a script was written in “gold ink” reached him. After the career of Bruce Willis so he’s another big name who’s probably going to quit acting.