Jim Carrey revealed he is “fairly serious” about retiring from acting.
In a recent interview with Access Hollywood, the 60-year-old comedian said, “I really like my quiet life, and I really like putting paint on canvas, and I really love my spiritual life, and 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.”
After saying he is “probably retiring,” he explained, “It depends, 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.”
He clarified that if Dolly Parton ever wanted him in a future biopic, he would be happy to speak with her about that.
Jim Carrey has had a fantastic career starring in Ace Ventura, Bruce Almighty, How the Grinch Stole Christmas and Dumb and Dumber movies. He still has one movie yet to hit theaters, Sonic the Hedgehog 2, scheduled for release on April 8.
Jim Carrey has a comedy special coming out in June with Chris Rock and John Stamos in honor of Bob Saget. Carrey sided with Rock in the Oscars fiasco.
“I was sickened by the standing ovation. I felt like Hollywood is just spineless en masse. It really felt like, ‘Oh, this is a really clear indication that we’re not the cool club anymore,'” he said during a CBS Mornings interview on Tuesday, March 29.
He continued saying Will Smith “should have been arrested” and that he would have sued “Will for $200 million.”