Can Dolly Parton save Jim Carrey's career?

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2 Apr 2022, 09:07

Rubber faced comic genius Jim Carrey has said that after 'Sonic The Hedgehog 2' - in cinemas now - he's turning his back on acting... unless Dolly Parton wants him for her biopic.

Promoting the videogame adaptation's second instalment, Carrey - who is playing Sonics' nemesis Doctor Robotnik - was asked to respond to comments made by country music legend Dolly Parton.

Dolly - whose first novel, Run Rose Run was recently released - said she'd like the actor to play her former music partner, the late Porter Wagnor, in a biopic about her life.

The Canadian actor, whose film credits include The Truman Show and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, told Access that although Dolly's wishes were a "lovely thing", he's "retiring". After host Kit Hoover asked if this surprise revelation was a joke, he responded, "I'm being fairly serious".

He continued; "It depends if the angels bring some sort of script that's written in gold ink and it says to me that it's gonna be really important for people to see, I might continue down the road. But I'm taking a break."

Carrey, now 60, then spoke of his interests outside of acting, and stressed that he now wants to live a more peaceful life outside of the Hollywood spotlight.

"I really enjoy my quiet life and I love putting paint on a canvas and I really love my spiritual life. I feel like – and this might be something you don't hear another celebrity say as long as time exists – I have enough. I've done enough. I am enough."

Hoover proceeded to tell Carrey, "I do love your talent, I do hope you continue to make us laugh and smile."

"I'm going to be in the world no matter what. We have more of an effect on the world than we know," Carrey replied. "We don't have to be multi-hyphenates to affect the world."

We don't know what that means. C'mon Dolly, have a word!