Acting weird in movies is nothing new for Jim Carrey but after an unorthodox interview with E! News's Cat Sadler went viral earlier this week, people began questioning Jim's state of mind.
If you haven't already seen it, the clip sees Carrey circling Sadler like a shark at a New York Fashion Week party before telling her that "there is no meaning to any of this" and that he only attended the event because he wanted to find the "most meaningless thing he could come to."
However, the beloved actor has dispelled recent concerns, albeit in a similar, existential manner, by comparing himself to his famed character Andy Kaufman in the 1999 flick, Man On The Moon
"It's kind of an interesting perspective on what came from losing yourself in a character and realizing you're a character who has been playing you your whole life," he told the Hollywood Reporter. "A lot of people think that I'm kinda going through something — but it's been my whole life. … When I try to go back and play Jim Carrey, I got depressed, and now I don't try to do that anymore."
Carrey's words and recent behavior have left many wondering if the superstar actor has even developed bipolar, but as Carrey explained in another interview with W Magazine, he is exploring his inner-self through past characters.
"It was about immersing myself in a character or a couple of characters so deeply that I realized 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."
The actor rounded off his self-exploratory analysis by advising us to not let pain drag us down. " Don't allow yourself to feel the abandonment and pain that you've suffered. And I've done it; I'm through it. I'm sure there will be things that happen again, but I realized that by letting myself fall into it completely, that it's not to be feared. Death is not to be feared."
What are your thoughts on Jim's words? Is he suffering from an existential crisis? Or do you think it goes beyond that?
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