Jim Carrey is one of the most beloved actors of this era, and he recently announced his farewell to the cinematic scene. Since he did so, interviews by him or others that tell interesting background stories relating to his career have proliferated on the net and on television: the latest in chronological order is the one that tells of the nightmarish background experienced on the set of one of the most important ones in which Jim Carrey had the opportunity to act, or Eternal Sunshine of Spotless Mind (in Italian translated with ‘Se mi lasci ti gate’, an unfortunate translation like many others that we have collected here).
The producer of the film, or Anthony Bergman, told, during his last speech on the Hollywood Gold podcast hosted by Daniela Taplin Lundberg, how Jim Carrey lived filming the film. An interview that was reported by 105.net and that we report to you:
“It was all really chaotic in a way. People were thrown on stage in a way that didn’t allow them to compose. It’s a very different kind of role than Jim had up to that point. He is a true perfectionist. We were like, ‘How do we destabilize him so he can’t prepare, so he can’t do typical Jim Carrey stuff?’
Bergman then went on to say: “Jim… hated it. We knew she would hate it. He’s the biggest star in the world, in control of every set, and here we are, taking away all certainty from him. And who the fuck were we to do that? And he would have had more than one good reason to rage and yell at us. He really told me everything and I absorbed the blows. He was like, ‘This is the worst set I’ve ever seen, I don’t know what the fuck is going on!’ And we’re like, ‘No, no, no, no, it’s okay. That’s why we’re doing amazing things.’
I had a conversation with him at first where I said, ‘Look, the only reason any of us are in is because we want to make a good movie. You are not here for the money. We are not here for the money. We’re only here because we think this is going to be a great movie that we can make here. In the end we are all working on the film.’ And Jim, who I adore and who gave us a spectacular performance, was very insecure at the beginning in a way that was almost designed to make him feel that way, so I expected there would be a backlash. In that case you just take it. I mean, we knew Jim wasn’t going to be entirely comfortable with the way we were shooting.”
A few weeks ago, however, it was Jim Carrey himself who revealed which film he considers the worst film of his career.