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Thursday 31 July 2014

Carrey looks for passion in life

Jim Carrey likes to paint, sculpt and write as well as act

Jim Carrey has revealed that he picks roles he is passionate about.

The Canadian funnyman, who stars in The Incredible Burt Wonderstone, admitted he wants to satisfy his creative streak with his works.

"I've had periods where I've walked away from it and I've had periods when I thought, 'Is this worth anything, or is it feeding me?' The one thing I don't want to do is do something I don't have a passion for. I can't pull that off. It would be the new Jim Carrey comedy with dead eyes," he said.

Jim, who has written a children's book, released an album and paints in his spare time, likes dabbling in different types of creative activities.

"I have to have it all. I have to paint, I have to sculpt, I have to act and I have to write music. Acting just happens to be the most popular one," he explained.

"I try to risk as much as possible, and try to go with my musings. A lot of times, they ruffle feathers but I don't believe in fitting the audience. I believe in being true to yourself."

Jim admitted the opportunity to reunite with his Bruce Almighty co-star Steve Carell drew him to The Incredible Burt Wonderstone.

"You love to work with people you admire and I'm a gigantic fan of his. I think he's one of the great comic actors ever and The Office was one of the greatest shows ever on TV," he said.

"I've had bad experiences with people I just didn't vibe with and when you find somebody you vibe with, I'd do 100 movies with them."

Olivia Wilde and Steve Buscemi also star in The Incredible Burt Wonderstone, in cinemas now.

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