After taking some time away from the acting world legendary actor Jim Carrey will soon return to the spotlight with his new HBO show 'Kidding', which will premiere at the end of August.
However, the 56-year-old actor in a recent interview with The Hollywood Reporter, revealed why he had earlier opted to leave Hollywood. ‘I just didn't want to be in the business anymore’, Carrey said.
‘I didn't like what was happening, the corporations taking over and all that. And maybe it's because I felt pulled toward a different type of creative outlet and I really liked the control of painting, of not having a committee in the way telling me what the idea must be to appeal to a four-quadrant whatever’, he added.
Carrey, who has been developing his skills as a political cartoonist since 2016 and amusing his almost 18 million followers on Twitter with devastating sketches, explained that he would not be back in the same way. ‘I'm not back in the same way. I don't feel I'm little Jim trying to hang on to a place in the stratosphere anymore. I don't feel like I'm trying to hold on to anything,' he added.
Carrey first gained recognition in 1990 for his acting in the comedy television series In Living Colour. He first played lead in Ace Ventura: Pet Detective. He later acted in Dumb and Dumber, The Mask, Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls, Batman Forever, Liar Liar, The Truman Show, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, Me, Myself & Irene, Bruce Almighty, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Mr. Popper's Penguins, The Incredible Burt Wonderstone and others.
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