Jim Carrey reveals the one role he said yes to immediately: ‘It was not a question’

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5 Apr 2022, 15:01

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Hollywood star Jim Carrey has shared which role he didn’t hesitate to say yes to. 

The rubber-faced actor has starred in a number of comedies, dramas and everything in between, but there was one movie in particular that he jumped at the chance to appear in. 

He’s currently in theatres as Dr Robotnik in super speedy Sonic The Hedgehog 2, but it was a movie released over twenty years ago that he gave the quickest ‘yes’ to. 

While chatting with Screenrant, Jim was asked about which role he said yes to the fastest, and he replied: “The Truman Show. First of all, I had thought of that concept two years before. I had noodled with it, but I couldn't break the code.

"And then when I was handed that script, Andrew Nichols' script, I read it and knew probably within 10 pages that I had to do the movie. It was not a question."

The 1998 psychological comedy drama focuses on insurance salesman Truman Burbank as he goes about his life, without realising he’s part of a strange reality show being viewed constantly by millions of people. 

Another film Jim couldn’t say no to was 2004 romantic science fiction film Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind. 

“Eternal Sunshine [of The Spotless Mind] was like that as well,” the actor continued. 

“Comedies are generally things that you have to consider. You don't generally get a very well-formed comedy; at least I don't. It's like making a silk purse out of a sow's ear a little bit.

"You've really got to work a comedy to keep it fresh; to make it something special. But those two scripts, more than any other, were just an immediate yes."