Well, you definitely can’t say that Jim Carrey gives a boring interview: “There is no me. There’s just things happening.” pic.twitter.com/HatQ6mHsKp
— E! News (@enews) September 10, 2017
It’s gotta be difficult to recover from a red carpet interview that starts with a reporter asking you if you’re wandering the streets, but Jim Carrey soldiered on by stating that he came to New York Fashion Week in an attempt to “find the most meaningless thing he could come to.” Carrey kept the ball rolling by turning the table on the E! News reporter by looking directly into her soul and saying: “you have to admit it’s completely meaningless,” which she responded to the funnyman and sometimes drama-man with “they say we’re celebrating icons.”
His response was curt.
“Celebrating icons, boy that’s just the lowest-aiming possibility we could come up with. It’s like, ‘icons.’ Do you believe in icons? I believe in personalities. I don’t believe that you exist,” Carrey stated in a bit of metaphysical solipsism. The reporter doubles down by stating that Carrey himself is an icon and an artist, but he rejects that notion with a grunt and possible Elvis impression.
Her reaction? A brief awkward moment and a glance to the camera.
Carrey continues on to say he doesn’t believe in icons or personalities (in a weird walk back from his previous statement), he believes that peace lies “beyond personality, beyond invention and disguise. Beyond the red “S” on your chest that makes bullets bounce off. I believe it’s deeper than that. I believe we’re a field of energy dancing for itself and uh, I don’t care.” Carrey, at this time, makes a mistake with his existential rant by saying it’s the red “S” that makes bullets bounce off, when multiple theories state that Superman’s costume is made of bulletproof Kryptonian materials.
As Carrey continues on, the reporter stares at his shiny jacket, formulating a solid rebuttal: “But Jim, you got really dressed up for the occasion. You look good.” Carrey responds in a manner that would make Jean Paul Sartre proud:
“I didn’t get dressed up, there is no me.”
The reporter tries to take the star of Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls to task, saying: “There’s no you? We’re not here? This is a dream?” To which Carrey responds: “No, there are just things happening.”
New York Fashion Week continues through September 13th.