Comedy legend Jim Carrey recently shocked his fanbase when he announced he was planning on retiring from acting. The 60 year old actor was giving an interview with Access Hollywood talking about and promoting the upcoming Sonic the Hedgehog 2 film for Paramount where he plays the evil Dr. Robotnik.
While the interview went on to talk about his nearly 40 year long career in acting her stated that he was “fairly serious” about leaving the profession behind:
“Well, I’m retiring. Yeah, probably. I’m being fairly serious. It depends. If the angels bring some sort of script that’s written in gold ink that says to me that it’s going to be really important for people to see, I might continue down the road, but I’m taking a break.“
“I really like my quiet life and I really like putting paint on canvas and I really love my spiritual life and I feel like. And this is something you might never hear another celebrity say as long as time exists. I have enough. I’ve done enough. I am enough.“
At this point in time it is unknown if Sonic the Hedgehog 2 will be his last role before his retirement. The producers for the film said that they “wouldn’t even try” to replace Jim as Dr. Robotnik in a potential 3rd film and are confident he would return.
Jim Carrey is known for many films over the years from Liar Liar, to The Mask, to Bruce Almighty, to Dumb and Dumber, to Ace Ventura and countless other roles. He also briefly worked with Disney on the 2009 adaptation of A Christmas Carol where he played Ebenezer Scrooge and the three ghosts.
How do you feel about his potential retirement? Would you miss his unique comedic favor? Or do you think that he deserves to retire after all these years?
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