Jim Carrey Explains His Strange Behaviour During Red Carpet Interview
A few days ago people weren't sure whether to laugh at Jim Carrey or simply be concerned for his welfare, as the veteran comedy actor gave a rather strange interview at the 2017 New York Fashion Week Harper's Bazaar Icons Party.
Many were of the opinion the Ace Ventura star was simply trolling an E! News reporter - albeit so hard that she was genuinely left speechless - as he told her: "There's no meaning to any of this." However, others were concerned that this reflected his well-documented mental health struggles.
He has now explained his behaviour during the interview, during another conversation with the Hollywood Reporter.
He referenced his role as Andy Kaufman in Man On The Moon, and spoke about losing himself in a character.
"It's kind of an interesting perspective on what came from losing yourself in a character, and realising you're a character who has been playing you your whole life," Carrey said. "A lot of people think that I'm kinda going through something - but it's been my whole life.
"When I tried to go back and play Jim Carrey, I got depressed, and now I don't try to do that anymore."
Watch the interview again below:
The 55-year-old circled the reporter at the start of the interview, but the E! News reporter made a slight faux pas when asking him why he arrived at the event alone: "Tell me, is it true you're wandering the streets? You need a date to the party? What's up?"
But instead of letting it faze him, he replied with a strange remark: "There's no meaning to any of this, so I wanted to find the most meaningless thing that I could come to and join and here I am.
"You've got to admit it's pretty meaningless."
He added: "I don't believe in icons. I don't believe in personalities. I believe that peace lies beyond personalities, beyond invention and disguise, beyond the red 'S' you wear on your chest that makes bullets bounce off. I believe that it's deeper that than.
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"I believe we're a field of energy, dancing for itself. And I don't care.
"There is no me. There are just things happening and there are clusters of tetrahedrons moving around together."
He finishes off the quirky interview with: "Here's the thing, it's not our world. We don't matter.
"We don't matter."
In yet another interview, this time with W Magazine, the actor got deeper into the issue, claiming that Jim Carrey is nothing more than a character he plays.
He said: "It was about immersing myself in a character or a couple of characters so deeply that I realised that myself, Jim Carrey, was a character as well and something I could push aside at will. So once you know that, you go, 'Who am I?'
"We're a bunch of ideas cobbled together to look like a form. There's a body and there's a mind, but the body is part of the field of consciousness, just dancing for itself and it's no different than a plant or a chair or your phone-it's all one thing.
"Because we are sentient, there's a consciousness, and we have to deal with this thing we create, like a fortress of ideas around it.
"So we say, 'This is my name and this is my heritage and this is my nationality and here's my hockey team and these are all of the things that I am.' That's the mistake."
It seems, then, that this represents a more philosophical attitude for the popular actor.
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