Jim Carrey fans might want to secure their tickets for “Sonic the Hedgehog 2” as it might mark the end of the iconic comedian’s acting career. In an interview with “Access Hollywood,” Carrey revealed his plan to retire from acting after reprising the role of the villainous Robotnik in the upcoming “Sonic” sequel. Carrey expressed seriousness about leaving acting, stating, “Well, I’m retiring. Yeah, probably. I’m being fairly serious.” However, he left a slight possibility open, mentioning that if an extraordinary script comes along, he might consider continuing, but for now, he’s taking a break.
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Jim Carrey further elaborated on his decision, expressing his contentment with a more private life. He stated, “I really like my quiet life and I really like putting paint on canvas, and I really love my spiritual life. And I feel like — and this is something you might never hear another celebrity say as long as time exists — I have enough. I’ve done enough. I am enough.”
Fans of Jim Carrey have grown accustomed to the actor taking extended breaks from major studio movies. His return with “Sonic the Hedgehog” in 2020 marked his first significant role in a studio film since the 2014 sequel “Dumb and Dumber To.” In the interim, Carrey appeared in indie films such as “The Bad Batch” and “Dark Crimes.” He also starred in Showtime’s comedy series “Kidding,” which ran for 20 episodes across two seasons before being canceled. Carrey even made notable appearances on “Saturday Night Live” as Joe Biden for six episodes in 2020.
Now, with “Sonic the Hedgehog 2,” Carrey is back in the franchise alongside Ben Schwartz, Tika Sumpter, James Marsden, and Natasha Rothwell. The first “Sonic” movie, released just before the pandemic in February 2020, grossed nearly $320 million worldwide. The sequel introduces the voice of Idris Elba as Knuckles, a character slated for a spinoff series on Paramount Plus.