Jim Carrey Says He’s ‘Probably’ Quitting Acting



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Jim Carrey considers quitting his decades-long acting and comedy career.

“Well, I’m retiring. Yes probably. I’m taking it pretty seriously,” Carrey, 60, told Access on Thursday after being asked his opinion of Dolly Parton wanting him for a movie.

“I feel – and this is something you may never hear another celebrity say as long as time lasts – that I’ve had enough. I’ve done enough. I’m enough,” he added.

When host Kit Hoover insisted that he really meant it, Carrey explained that it would take something extraordinary to bring him back in.

“It depends if the angels bring some kind of script that’s, you know, written in gold ink that tells me it’s going to be very important for people to see, maybe I’ll go further down the road, but I’m taking a break,” he doubled.

The ‘Dumb & Dumber’ star then said he has other passions to pursue besides show business.

“I really like my quiet life, and I really like putting paint on canvas, and I really like my spiritual life,” he said.

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Jim Carrey said he may be done with acting because he feels fulfilled.
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Jim Carrey on a red carpet in February 2020.
Carrey noted that it would take something big to get him out of retirement.
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He did note, however, that if Parton, 76, approached him seriously about a role, he would hear her.

“I would always talk to Dolly,” he said, calling the country music superstar “another worldly talent that is simply greater than you can imagine.”

The actor’s latest film, “Sonic the Hedgehog 2,” hits theaters April 8 and, if he’s really serious, it could be his last.

Carrey also took the opportunity to join his upcoming NFT project, due out in April, Magic Hour. He described it as “a blend of painting and spoken word that delves into my existential musings.”

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His latest movie, “Sonic the Hedgehog 2,” will premiere next week.
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The comedian’s comments come days after he criticized Hollywood for applauding Will Smith after “King Richard” star slammed Chris Rock at the 2022 Oscars.

“Hollywood is just massively spineless, and it really felt like this was a really clear indication that we’re not the cool club anymore,” he told Gayle King in a CBS This Morning interview on Tuesday.

Carrey added that he would have sued Smith, 53, for $200 million had he been in Rock’s shoes.

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The “Mask” actor discussed quitting acting after criticizing Hollywood for giving Will Smith a standing ovation at the 2022 Oscars after Smith punched Chris Rock.
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The “Mask” star went on to say that things should never have gotten physical.

“If you want to shout from the audience and decry it… or say something on Twitter or whatever, [go ahead]he said. “You have no right to walk on stage and punch someone in the face for saying words.”

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