After seeing a drop-off in his movie acting career, as well as dealing with some massive legal and personal issues, Hollywood funnyman Jim Carrey went viral again after giving a truly bizarre interview last week. It was during Fashion Week that an E! News reporter interviewed Carrey to get his take on the event and instead received something that Salon likened to European existentialism crossed with Buddhist thought.
“There’s no meaning to any of this,” the 55-year-old Carrey replied while wearing a shiny suit covered in swirly designs. “I wanted to find the most meaningless thing I could come to and join, and here I am. I mean, you’ve got to admit, it’s completely meaningless.”
“Well, they say they’re celebrating icons inside. Do believe in icons?” the reporter asked.
“Celebrating icons. Boy, that is just the absolute lowest aiming possibility that we could come up with. Do you believe in icons?” Carrey asked, continually cutting the reporter off. “I believe in personalities. I don’t believe that you exist. But there is a wonderful fragrance in the air.”
Struggling to maintain control of the interview, the reporter asked, “You don’t believe certain icons have the power to make change, to think differently, to be bold, to inspire others — artistry? You’re one of them.”
After spouting off random quotes in a weird voice, Carrey replied, “No, I don’t believe in icons. I don’t believe in personalities. I believe that peace lies beyond personality, beyond invention in the skies, beyond the red ‘S’ that you wear on your chest that makes bullets bounce off. I believe that it’s deeper than that. I believe we’re a field of energy dancing for itself. And...uh...I don’t care.”
“But, Jim, you got really dressed up for the occasion. You look good,” the reporter insisted. “Was that an accident?”
“No, I didn’t get dressed up,” Carrey answered. “There is no me. There is just things happening. And there are clusters of tetrahedrons moving around together.”
“So what’s happening in our world right now, because there is a lot of news that actually is relevant that’s not that uplifting?” the reporter asked.
“Here’s the thing,” Carrey replied. “It’s not our world.”
“None of this is real?” the reporter questioned.
“Nope,” Carrey said, walking away. “We don’t matter. There’s the good news.”
Carrey tried to explain away the bizarre interview later when speaking to The Wrap. In another stream of consciousness, he appeared to be saying that he was feeling a disconnect between the famous personality of “Jim Carrey” and his own, real self.
Now it’s just been announced, according to Deadline, that Carrey has landed a starring role in a Showtime TV series. The dramedy, called “Kidding,” will follow the life of Carrey playing a children’s TV icon whose family life and sanity are spiraling out of control.
Showtime Networks CEO David Nevins explained, “No one inhabits a character like Jim Carrey, and this role — which is like watching Humpty Dumpty after the fall — is going to leave television audiences wondering how they went so long without him.”
Ironically, the show is being directed by Michel Gondry. Gondry, who directed the bizarre but masterful 2004 “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind” — starring Jim Carrey — is an artist who creates movies just as weird and creative as Carrey’s recent existential rant.
What do you think of this? In more uplifting news, a country music is expecting twins and just did a gender reveal that’s absolutely adorable.