It has been quite a while since the comedian and actor Jim Carrey made a public appearance or has been featured on a cover of a magazine. After many years of successful Hollywood acting career, Jim took away from the spotlight to focus more on himself and his private life.
Today, he is bearing a little bit of a limelight by being interviewed and featured on the cover of the Holywood Reporter magazine while promoting his new upcoming Showtime show, ‘Kidding’.
Inside the method of Jim Carrey's madness. The actor, painter and Trump-skewering cartoonist opens up about his disappearance, his art, his pain and his outrage as he (reluctantly) returns to the spotlight with Showtime's #Kidding: "My plan was not to join Hollywood. It was to destroy it." Read this week's cover story – link in profile. Photo: @austinhargrave
Especially, thanks to the imminent release of his upcoming show, Jim opens up about his past and why did he make the resolute decision to take a pause from acting for a while. Similarly, he addresses why is he even pickier when it comes to choosing roles now.
“I just didn’t want to be in the business anymore. I didn’t like what was happening, the corporations taking over and all that. And maybe it’s because I felt pulled toward a different type of creative outlet and I really liked the control of painting —- of not having a committee in the way telling me what the idea must be to appeal to a four-quadrant whatever.”
Jim Carrey is back… kind of. The one-time $20 million-a-movie star and current political cartoonist opens up about returning to the business on @showtime’s #Kidding: "I'm not back in the same way. I don't feel I'm little Jim trying to hang on to a place in the stratosphere anymore — I don't feel like I'm trying to hold on to anything." Read Carrey’s first extensive profile in years – link in bio. Photo: @austinhargrave
However, during his acting hiatus, Jim did not remain completely silent. Instead of engaging in the art of acting, he found himself more interested in art itself. Jim often used art as a mean of expression and shared his views on topics like politics through hand-drawn cartoons on Twitter.
“I have to turn the uncomfortable things that I see in this world into art.”
— Jim Carrey (@JimCarrey) August 10, 2018
Even though Jim does not look into enlarging of his name or his career anymore, he really made sure that he gave out everything for the lead role in the latest Showtime show, Kidding.
Jim will portray an icon of children’s television Jeff aka Mr. Pickles who owns a multimillion-dollar empire. The seemingly dreamy life of a popular multimillionaire is in reality not as blissful as it might appear but the show will reveal more.
The Kidding will be premiering on September 9 on Showtime channel. For now, the full Hollywood Reporter issue is available in outlets or online.