During his whirlwind advertising tour to promote his new video game-inspired film, "Sonic the Hedgehog," Jim Carrey both delighted and discouraged fans with his iconic high-energy antics in interviews.
On the one hand, Carrey made audiences laugh at the studio "Good Morning America" last week when he made his way through a three-minute interview with Michael Strahan, at one point playing aerial guitar with his leg and at another time crouched in a position of defensive lineman in front of the former professional football player.
But in two interviews with women, the actor of "Dumb and Dumber", 58, embarrassed things to say the least, according to reports.
More recently, British journalist Charlotte Lang of Heat magazine explained how Sonic, the protagonist of the alternative reality hedgehog, has a "bucket list".
She asked, "I was wondering, with everything you've done in your career and your life, is there anything still on your bucket list?" "
"Just you," replied Carrey, who plays the frantic, power-hungry villain, Dr. Robotnik in the film.
When Lang replied laughing, "Oh, wow," smiled Carrey, "That's it. Everything is done now. "
"I don't know how to answer that," said Lang.
"I have it," said Carrey, smiling a little more.
"Um, okay, I have it now," Lang said before moving on to another question, which allowed Carrey to boast of having received a $ 10 million pay check after wishing he would win one day so much money.
A "big fan" of Carrey's tweeted that she had "lost respect" for the actor, and said that his behavior had been "unacceptable". Another tweeted, "Unfortunately, it turns out that Jim Carrey is a massive mundane bag. "
This interview comes after Carrey was described as "rude", "clumsy" and "scary" for his antics on the "The Graham Norton Show" in the UK with Margot Robbie, the Independent reported. He turned to Robbie and joked that the Oscar-nominated actress had been successful in the film industry because of her beauty.
As Carrey seemed to spurt out on Robbie, he also said, "It's amazing that you have achieved what you have with your obvious physical drawbacks. "
"It is incredible," he added. "It's really something. It's pure talent here! "
Robbie laughed uneasily as if she was trying to accept the joke, but viewers turned to social media to say they thought her interaction with her was disrespectful, according to the Daily Mail and The independent.
"Did anyone else think that @JimCarrey was commenting on @MargotRobbie on @grahnort was not correct," added another. "She is an incredible actress and now a successful producer, if it had been a male actor in her seat, I doubt that @ JimCarrey would have commented on their" obvious physical disadvantages ""
"Congratulations to her for just laughing and taking her chin," wrote another person, according to the Daily Mail. "I would have slapped him. "
Carrey, formerly the highest-paid actor in Hollywood, is making a kind of career comeback after only appearing sporadically in films over the past decade, including in the critical reboot "Dumb and Dumber" in 2014. He also appeared in the Showtime series “Kidding”, on a children's television personality dealing with the death of his son. "Sonic the Hedgehog" opens in theaters on Friday.
The Canadian-American actor has become better known in recent times for painting scathing portraits of President Donald Trump and other members of his administration and for posting them on Twitter. But Carrey said he was done creating these cartoon-style viral paintings, tell Yahoo Entertainment that he believes people understood his message.
"For me, there was a time ... when I just wanted to be the lighthouse that said," Hey, stay away from the rocks. You are heading for the rocks, ”said Carrey of her paintings. "We are still heading for the rocks, but I have decided that you understand my message. I no longer need to be soaked in it. "
Aside from his anti-Trump tweets, Carrey has also sparked controversy in recent years by joining his ex-girlfriend Jenny McCarthy to affirm his belief that the MMR vaccine causes autism. In 2015, Carrey called former California governor Jerry Brown "a corporate fascist" for signing a law that requires nearly all children in the state to be fully vaccinated before attending public schools.
But the sun too reported that Carrey fought depression, particularly after the alleged suicide of her ex-girlfriend, Cathriona White, in 2015. But this tragedy also brought Carrey more controversy after being sued by White's mother for wrongful death . However, the trial was dismissed.
This article appeared first (in English) on mercurynews.com