Jim Carrey is slowly making his way back into the limelight with a new Showtime show, but don't call it a comeback.
Here's what the 56-year-old comedian had to share with the mag...
"I just didn't want to be in the business anymore", Carrey explains to the outlet regarding his absence from the public eye in recent years. I didn't like what was happening, the corporations taking over and all that. And maybe it is because I felt pulled towards a different type of creative outlet and I liked the control of painting - of not having a committee telling me what the idea must be in order to appeal to a four-quadrant whatever'.
"To watch half the country ignore what is quite obviously right in front of them, I liken it to standing on the railroad tracks cheering for the locomotive that's about to run you down", Carrey said of the current political climate. That's what I find.
While he has worked steadily through the years - he's appeared in at least one big project nearly every year of his career - the actor has taken a step back from the public forum and certainly became pickier with his projects of late. He reunited with Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind director Michel Gondry on the project, which was surely a unique opportunity that couldn't be turned down. Around 2010, though, Carrey stopped acting as much, and when he did accept a part, it was in projects, like Mr.
"I knew sooner or later I'd find a worthy way to use Twitter", Carrey happily states. "My manager used to be like, 'Don't do stuff on there". But, he says, he doesn't manage his own account.
On why he doesn't have direct access to his Twitter and has three people approve posts before posting: "When you're in my position, I think it's a really smart thing to have a buffer".
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