Jim Carrey Says He’s ‘Retiring’ From Acting

Published on April 5, 2022.

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Jim Carrey has revealed that he’s planning to “retire” from acting.

The 60-year-old star opened up about his decision with Access Hollywood during a conversation about this newest movie, Sonic the Hedgehog 2. When asked by host Kit Hoover if he was serious about stepping away from acting, Carrey replied, “I’m being fairly serious.”

“It depends,” he explained. “If the angels bring some sort of script that’s written in gold ink, that says to me that it’s going to be really important for people to see, I might continue down the road. But I’m taking a break.”

Carrey continued to explain how he has enjoyed his life out of the spotlight spending time with his family and making art. “I really like my quiet life, and I really love putting paint on canvas, and I really love my spiritual life, and I feel like — and this is something you might never hear another celebrity say as long as time exists – I have enough,” he said. “I’ve done enough. I am enough.”

“I’m going to continue to be in the world, no matter what,” Carrey said. “We have more of an effect on the world than we know. We don’t have to be multi-hyphenates to affect the world.”

Sonic the Hedgehog 2 premieres in theaters April 8.

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