JIM Carrey says he is "fairly serious" about retiring from acting during the promotion of his most recent film, Sonic the Hedgehog 2.
The prolific actor started his career as a stand-up comedian and starred in his first film, Ace Ventura: Pet Detective, in 1994.
Is Jim Carrey retiring from acting?
Jim Carrey announced he is considering retiring from acting and said in an Access Hollywood interview that he's "had enough."
He started as a stand-up comedian when he was only 15 years old and branched into acting in 1990 before earning his first major role in 1994 for Ace Ventura: Pet Detective.
Several of Carrey's most popular films came in the 1990s including the 1994 film, Dumb and Dumber where he starred alongside renowned actor Jeff Daniels.
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He went on to star in other major Blockbuster films such as Liar Liar (1997), The Mask (1994), starring alongside Cameron Diaz in her first film, Bruce Almighty (2003), The Grinch Who Stole Christmas (2000), and Yes Man (2008).
Carrey told Access Hollywood, “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."
What would it take for him to continue acting?
Carrey was told while interviewing on Access Hollywood that country music singer Dolly Parton wants him for a movie in which he would star as her former music partner Porter Wagoner.
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Seemingly surprised at the news, Carrey said it would need to be a huge opportunity for him to accept any future roles.
“I would always speak to Dolly,” he said, calling her “another worldly talent that is just bigger than you can imagine.”
However, he added, "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."
What will Jim Carrey do after he retires?
Carrey said he “might continue (acting) down the road," but for now, he's "taking a break.”
He added that he has other passions aside from acting that he hopes to pursue after retirement.
“I really like my quiet life, and I really love putting paint on canvas, and I really love my spiritual life," he said.
This isn't the first time Carrey has said he might retire, hinting in 2018 that it would soon be an option.
"I just didn't want to be in the business anymore," he told The Hollywood Reporter in 2018.
"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."
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However, four years after he spoke with The Hollywood Reporter, Carrey says he doesn't plan on disappearing from the spotlight completely after retirement.
"I'm going to continue to be in the world, no matter what," he told Access Hollywood. "We have more of an effect on the world than we know. We don't have to be multi-hyphenates to affect the world."
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