Sonic the Hedgehog star Jim Carrey looks for fun roles
Jim Carrey always wants to play characters he can have fun with.
The 58-year-old actor portrays villain Dr. Robotnik, in the new film 'Sonic the Hedgehog' and revealed that he seeks roles that interest him, as he feels his performance is better as a result.
When asked if he enjoys playing devious characters at the UK premiere of the movie in London on Thursday night (01.30.20), Carrey told BANG Showbiz: "Devious or not it's just fun to play and that's the whole thing is about. I think the most effective thing you can do is really be involved in what you're doing.
"It's like watching a child discover the world and say, 'What's that?!', You know what I mean? It's the basis of the Meisner technique that if you're interested in what you're doing, you'll be interesting to watch. So it's all play on a certain level."
Carrey suggests that even screen greats such as three-time Oscar winner Meryl Streep whom he has worked with are "playing" in their films because they love to pretend to be someone else.
He said: "Some of the greatest actors that I have ever had the honour of working with like Meryl Streep, they're playing you know. They've done their research and they know what they are doing but when it comes to that moment its play. So it's really a lot of fun."
Carrey also opened up about how he enjoys writing, although he didn't contribute to the script on this project, which also stars Ben Schwartz and James Marsden and is based on the popular Sega video game character that first hit consoles in 1991.
'The Mask' star said: "I write like crazy, I never stop the writing and then on the spot things happen and it's wonderful. It's like, the more playful you are, the more wonderful the magic happens."