“There’s no hint of depression in my life!”: Jim Carrey Shuts Down Fan Theories About His Acting Being a “Reaction” To Trauma

Jim Carrey is living under the radar and seems to be enjoying his retirement after his latest movie outing.

Jim Carrey Shuts Down Fan Theories About His Acting Being a “Reaction” To Trauma

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  • Jim Carrey, a popular and successful actor, has been open about his struggles with depression and mental health.
  • He claims that his acting style is not a reaction to his struggles and that he is happy and contented with his life currently.
  • His Sonic 2 co-star from the film, Ben Schwartz, hopes that the upcoming third Sonic film will bring him back into films.
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Jim Carrey has been one of the most fascinating and entertaining actors to watch on screen. He has been in some of the most memorable films including The Ace Ventura films, The Mask, The Truman Show, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, and Dumb and Dumber to name a few. He is also known for his philosophical outlook towards life which fans also love him for.

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Jim Carrey
Jim Carrey

He has talked openly about the aspect of depression and mental health many times in many interviews. He has gone through ups and downs with his life and career and now in his 60s, he realizes that he does not suffer from depression anymore and has learned to live life positively.

Also read: “He had it depressing”: Jim Carrey’s $264M Film Went Through 16 Rewrites Before Being Considered Ready Due To Its Overtly Horrific Tone

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Jim Carrey Claims That His Acting is Not a Reaction to His Struggle With Depression

Jim Carrey in a still from I Love You Phillip Morris
Jim Carrey in a still from I Love You Phillip Morris

Jim Carrey is known to be a very philosophical and thoughtful man in addition to being a very successful actor. Fans have also been wary of his personal struggle with depression throughout his life. But in 2017, he claimed that his acting style is not a reaction to depression or any other mental health issues and he is happy and contented with his life currently. He said, (on YouTube)

“A lot of people think that you know, I’ve kind of going through something. But it’s been my whole life you know and they go like ‘Well, it’s a reaction to depression, he’s dealt with depression his whole life’. There is no hint of depression in my life whatsoever. Depression only happens when you don’t accept what is and when you are playing a character, you know in life. So when I tried to go back and play Jim Carrey, I got depressed and now I don’t try to do that anymore.”

It is refreshing and thought-provoking to hear Carrey be open and vulnerable about his personal struggles and how he has overcome them. It really shows his level of wisdom and intellect in addition to his unique way of living life and dealing with personal yet relatable problems.

Also read: “It was horrifying”: Jim Carrey Was Trained To Handle Torture Like CIA Agents While Playing the Grinch

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Ben Schwartz Hopes Sonic 3 Brings Back Jim Carrey from Retirement

Jim Carrey promoting Sonic The Hedgehog
Jim Carrey promoting Sonic The Hedgehog

Jim Carrey announced last year that he is retiring from films and acting. He has not announced a new project since 2022s Sonic the Hedgehog 2. His co-star from the film Ben Schwartz has addressed what Carrey said and hopes that the upcoming third Sonic film brings him back into films. Schwartz told The Hollywood Reporter,

“I know that Jim Carrey did some interviews, and he’s – they’re not sure if he’s coming back. My hope is that we all get to come back and we all get to do another one. That is my hope of all hopes, because I love that franchise so much, and I love the fans, and I love all the stuff we’ve made. So, my hope is that we all get to do this third one, and it’ll be the best time.”

It remains to be seen whether the third installment of the highly successful franchise manages to bring Carrey into acting again. For now, he is living under the radar and seems to be enjoying his retirement.

Also read: Jim Carrey Felt Hurt After Being Ignored By Conan O’Brien Despite Living Three Houses Apart From Each Other

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Written by Rahul Thokchom

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Rahul Thokchom is a senior content writer at Fandomwire who is passionate about covering the world of pop culture and entertainment. He has a Masters Degree in English that contributes to the richness and creativity in his works.