Fans of Jim Carrey might want to buy tickets to “Sonic the Hedgehog 2” right away, since it could be the last movie part he plays. Carrey told “Access Hollywood” this week that he plans to stop acting after he plays the bad guy Robotnik again in the next “Sonic” movie. How sure is Carrey that he wants to stop acting? “Fairly serious,” he replied.
“Well, I’m quitting. Yeah, I think so. “I’m not kidding around,” Carrey said. “It depends. If the angels bring me a script written in gold ink that says it will be very important for people to see, I might keep going, but for now I’m taking a break.
Carrey added, “I really like my quiet life, I really like putting paint on paper, and I really love my spiritual life. I feel like I have enough, which is something you might never hear another star say as long as time exists. I’ve done enough. I’m good enough.”
Fans of Carrey are used to him taking long breaks from acting. When “Sonic the Hedgehog” came out in 2020, it was Jim Carrey’s first big part in a studio movie since the 2014 sequel “Dumb and Dumber To.” In between, he was in the independent movies “The Bad Batch” and “Dark Crimes.” Carrey also played a part in the Showtime comedy series “Kidding,” which ran for two seasons and 20 episodes before it was dropped. In 2020, the comic also appeared as Joe Biden on “Saturday Night Live” for six shows.
Carrey is back in the Sonic the Hedgehog series with the release of “Sonic the Hedgehog 2,” which also stars Ben Schwartz, Tika Sumpter, James Marsden, and Natasha Rothwell. The first “Sonic” movie came out in February 2020, right before the pandemic. It made just under $320 million around the world. Idris Elba lends his voice to Knuckles in the movie. Knuckles is a character who will get his own show on Paramount Plus in the future.