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In the interview, Carrey told a reporter, “There’s no meaning to any of this. I just wanted to find the most meaningless thing that I could come to and join, and here I am. You’ve got to admit, this is completely meaningless.”
And now, at the Toronto Film Festival promoting his film “Jim & Andy,” Carrey explained his comments to The Wrap.
“There is no me. There are just things happening,” Carrey said. “Here’s the thing. It’s not our world. We don’t matter. There’s the good news. As an actor you play characters, and if you go deep enough into those characters, you realize your own character is pretty thin to begin with. You suddenly have this separation and go, ‘Who’s Jim Carrey? Oh, he doesn’t exist actually.’ There’s just a relative manifestation of consciousness appearing, and someone gave him a name, a religion, a nationality, and he clustered those together into something that’s supposed to be a personality, and it doesn’t actually exist. None of that stuff, if you drill down, is real.”
And he didn’t stop there.
“I believe I got famous so I could let go of fame, and it’s still happening, but not with me,” Carrey said. “I’m not a part of it anymore. Dressing happens, doing hair happens, interviewing happens, but it happens without me, without the idea of a ‘me.’ You know what I’m saying? It’s a weird little semantic jump, and it’s not that far, but it’s a universe apart from where most people are.”