An erratic new Jim Carrey interview has led people to make comparisons with Charlie Sheen, who famously once described himself as a ‘warlock’ with ‘tiger blood’.
Much like Charlie, the eccentric 55-year-old comedic actor has put forward some unusual ideas about his own identity, stating, ‘There is no me, no self. Jim Carrey is gone’.
You can watch Jim discuss his new ideas about himself in the following clip:
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Jim went on to explain how ‘Jim Carrey’ never even existed in the first place:
Actually he [Jim Carrey] never existed, and I know that now. So I’m able to take gigantic chances with this thing that people know as Jim Carrey.
i'm sorry the old jim carrey can't come to the phone right now. why? oh bcos he's dead pic.twitter.com/nsPTg3LmXD
— Cat (@ceelaygreen) September 25, 2017
Jim Carrey is not crazy. He basically means that he is not his Ego or the perception of your Ego; therefore "he" doesn't exist.
— Vex King (@VexKing) September 24, 2017
im trynna take acid and have a long conversation with jim carrey
— ㅤ (@jasperisdead) September 25, 2017
The purpose of the interview was for Jim to try and explain his actions during a recent New York Fashion Week interview, where he straight up told reporter Kat Sadler she didn’t exist.
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His explanation was slightly confusing to say the least:
As an actor, you play characters and if you go deep enough into those characters then you realise that your own character is pretty thin to begin with, you know?
And you suddenly have this separation where you go ‘who’s Jim Carrey? Oh he doesn’t exist actually’.
There’s just a relative manifestation of consciousness appearing and then somebody gave him a bunch of ideas, and a name, a religion and a nationality and he clustered those together into somethings that’s supposed to be a personality.
Jim, you may not believe in Jim Carrey but we do and we love your relative manifestation of consciousness.
Jules studied English Literature with Creative Writing at Lancaster University before earning her masters in International Relations at Leiden University in The Netherlands (Hoi!). She then trained as a journalist through News Associates in Manchester. Jules has previously worked as a mental health blogger, copywriter and freelancer for various publications.