With the upcoming release of “I Love You Phillip Morris,” Parade Magazine’s Jeanne Wolf chatted with Jim Carrey about his role in the upcoming romantic/dramedy. The funny man opened up about the most off-beat role of his career and he even shares what he felt when he kissed his hottie co-star Ewan McGregor!
Check out some highlights from the interview:
It’s all about love…
“There are very few scripts that I would come across that I would pay to do and this was one of them. I didn’t mind taking a big salary cut. I’m here to do extreme and interesting things. I liked the guy I played and I hated him. But the one thing that always stayed with me was the idea that he was relentless about love, and all of us understand that. I’m a desperate man myself.”
As for locking lips with Ewan McGregor, who plays his lover…
“A dream come true. I mean, look at the guy. I have to say, he is a great kisser. As Ewan said, ‘When you’re kissing another guy it can get a little prickly.’ Actually, you had to put out of your mind your own sexual preference and just try to understand that you were loving another person who just happens to be a guy. It wasn’t about male or female, love is love.”
What’s driving him?
“There’s always some sort of deep undercurrent running under things for me. I’ve had peaks of kind of enlightenment where I felt like, ‘Oh, wow. I’ve got to figure it out. This is it. OK. I have peace. I have bliss.’ And, then, boom, off the wave into the surf, and you’re struggling again. I definitely have those scared to death moments, but they’re what make you interesting.”
To read the full article, click here and don’t forget to check out “I Love You Phillip Morris” which hits theaters this Friday.