“I’ve gone further and further from my so-called self. I didn’t get back. I did get back to understanding what Jim Carrey is supposed to do and who he’s supposed to be, and then shortly after that the deconstruction of that started to occur, and it’s been occurring more and more ever since. Not that there isn’t a player on the game grid—there definitely is an avatar, and he gets to dress up in fancy clothes and go and act like a personality, and that’s not who I am.” Jim Carrey talking to W Magazine about the perceptions of self and his struggles with ‘the method.’
That struggle is real in Jim and Andy: The Great Beyond, which comes to Netflix on 17 November.