I love Jim Carrey, I really do. I love the light Jim Carrey (even though I know he's dark on the inside) and I love the dark Jim Carrey (even though I know he loves potty humor) and I think I maybe love new, adult, hinting at stable Jim Carrey best of all. In preparation for his upcoming movie, The Number 23, Jim has been on quite the press junket and I've been loving every well-coifed minute of it. His most recent interview is no exception. Here are some highlights:
- On Fame: "Everyone gets to be the big joke for a year. That's this business," he says. "Last year it was Tom Cruise. I could be the next Kathie Lee Gifford. But you have to say to yourself, 'Wait a minute, dude, that's not you.'"
- On his plans to write a children's book and a self help book: "It will be more representative of who I am than anything I've ever done," he says. "I feel like I know something. These thoughts make me feel like I'm wearing gold shoes."..."It's called Cynthia's New Friend. It's about how we hate change. We hate people to change because we're afraid they'll fly away."
- On why his upcoming project with Cameron Diaz failed: "I just can't put software out. I can't. I'll have a physical reaction," says Carrey. "I'll be three weeks away from a project, and the universe will take it away from me. That's what happened with Used Guys. My soul didn't want to be there."
I love that Jim seems to understand the fickle nature of the public (and how that affected his friend Tom) while still maintaining his quirkiness (as if he has a choice). What can I say, I'm a sucker for the Carrey. Samsonite? I was way off.