Jim Carrey Announces plans to Retire

Comedy actor, Jim Carrey, has announced plans to retire from his acting career after the release of his latest film, Sonic the Hedgehog 2, which released in cinemas April 1st.

When promoting the latest instalment in the Sonic franchise, Carrey was asked to respond to comments made by Dolly Parton in which she stated her interest in Carrey playing her former music partner, Porter Wagnor. The actor said that whilst the idea was a “lovely thing” that he was “retiring”.

Carrey went on to say: “I really enjoy my quiet life and I love putting paint on a canvas and I really love my spiritual life. I feel like – and this might be something you don’t hear another celebrity say as long as time exists – I have enough. I’ve done enough. I am enough.”

Carrey is known for his role in comedy films spanning the course of decades, including Ace Ventura, The Mask, Liar Liar, Bruce Almighty, The Truman Show, and many others.

Whether this is an official full-time retirement or just simply a long-term break is yet to be fully identified.

Sonic the Hedgehog producers Neal H. Moritz and Tobey Ascher said they would not try to replace Jim Carrey as Dr Robotnik, saying: “Jim Carrey is always a member of the Sonic family and he will always have a place in these movies and TV shows as long as he’d like to be around,”

There is a fair chance that Carrey could return to play Robotnik in any future films, due to his love of the character.

By Adam Eaton

Feature image: Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP

 

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