“This isn’t a revelation”: Jim Carrey Not Returning for Grinch 2 Doesn’t Surprise Fans After Actor Made His Hatred for the Role Public

Jim Carrey debunks rumors surrounding his return as Grinch.

jim carrey not returning for grinch 2 doesn’t surprise fans after actor made his hatred for the role public

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  • Comedic actor Jim Carrey portrayed the role of the Christmas-despising creature, Grinch, in the 2000 fantasy comedy film How the Grinch Stole Christmas.
  • Despite receiving mixed reviews, the movie was a box office hit and has since gained a cult following.
  • And recent reports suggested that he could reprise his role more than two decades after the original film in a potential sequel.
  • However, the rumors have turned out to be false, as the 61-year-old actor is not planning to return to a sequel.
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Comedic actor Jim Carrey portrayed the role of the Christmas-despising creature, Grinch, in the 2000 fantasy comedy film How the Grinch Stole Christmas. Despite receiving mixed reviews, the movie was a box office hit and has since gained a cult following. And recent reports suggested that he could reprise his role more than two decades after the original film in a potential sequel. However, the rumors have turned out to be false, as the 61-year-old actor is not planning to return to a sequel.

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Jim Carrey as the Grinch in How the Grinch Stole Christmas
How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)

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Jim Carrey is Not Returning in a Grinch Sequel

Rumors surrounding Jim Carrey’s return to his 2000 live-action movie, How Grinch Stole Christmas, have been debunked by his representative. People broke the news, stating that the actor is not associated with a potential sequel to the 2000 film.

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Jim Carrey

“There is no truth to Jim reprising his role as the Grinch in a sequel to The Grinch,” the representative told the outlet. While the Bruce Almighty star has been quite open about his despise of sequels, he has also expressed his hatred towards starring in the 2000 film due to the make-up and prosthetics he had to put on for the role.

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Why Did Jim Carrey Despise Playing the Grinch?

Jim Carrey’s performance in the 2000 film has been celebrated and appreciated by many. However, the actor has candidly expressed his dislike for the role primarily due to the extensive makeup and prosthetics he had to put on to play the role.

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Jim Carrey as Grinch
Jim Carrey as Grinch

During an appearance on The Graham Norton Show, he shared that it took approximately eight and a half hours to get ready for filming on his first day, and it felt “like being buried alive every day.” Feeling overwhelmed, he told the director, Ron Howard, that he couldn’t continue in such a situation.

However, the makers were not ready to let go of the movie star and hired a CIA operative to train Carrey to endure torture. They advised him to do different activities to endure the prolonged hours, which included eating whatever he could, changing channels or songs, and smoking.

How the Grinch Stole Christmas
A still from How the Grinch Stole Christmas

The discomfort constraints to his look in the movie and the demanding nature of the role contributed to his dislikeness of playing the character, despite being appreciated by many fans as a holiday classic. Fans of the actor also said that same while reacting to the news of him not returning in a potential sequel.

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Jim Carrey Fans Are Not Surprise With the News

As the news broke out, fans of the Hollywood star took to Twitter to share their opinion about Jim Carrey not reprising his role as Grinch. Fans stated that the news is not a “revelation,” as the actor openly stated his hatred for playing the character.

Others also stated how the actor had to undergo CIA operatives training for filming the movie and most of the fans did not seem surprised that the rumor turned out to be false. A prevalent sentiment also emerged among fans, as many said that there is no need for a sequel, and sought to keep the film a timeless classic.

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How the Grinch Stole Christmas is available on Prime Video.

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Written by Laxmi Rajput

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Laxmi Rajput is a writer at Fandomwire. She finished her Post Graduation in Broadcast Journalism and worked as a Business News writer for a year. But her interest in entertainment and pop culture compelled her to find a way towards Entertainment Journalism. She has worked across various fields and has 2 years of experience in content writing. She likes reading, music, movies, and traveling. She aspires to become a fiction writer in the future.