Hollyscoop: So is Jim a Yes man or a No man?
Jim Carrey: “I would say Yes even when I say No. You know sometimes saying no is saying yes to your own self word. You know what I’m saying? No, I like to enjoy life. I like to engage in life. So, I’ll say I’m a yes man. I said yes to so many things from a sex change to a gastric bypass surgery. So, it always paid off for me. I kept the weight off.”
HS: So why should we watch this movie?
Carrey: “Mostly just to have a good laugh, and to feel good in your heart. I think not only is it a funny movie, but I think you’ll really believe the love story and the friendships and so I think there is a lot to walk away with. But I guess the only thing is that if there is, then to just engage in life. Say yes more than you do know. Maybe a little bit more than you did before. And you know kinda life turns out alright. Usually you regret the things you say no too.”
HS: Why should people pay $10 to see this movie?
Carrey: “You know when people are not doing as well as they like to be doing, having a laugh is the perfect escape.”
HS: What’s the stupidest thing you’ve said Yes to?
Carrey: So many. I never said I regret doing this project.
HS: In this film one of your characters Carl and Renee are into doing spontaneous romantic things. What’s the most spontaneous and romantic thing you’ve ever loved?
Carrey: When I proposed to my wife I had no, I almost had no intention of doing it. And it really popped out of my mouth on a Tuesday at about 4 o’clock. I think your supposed to go somewhere and do something, but it just came out completely accidentally. It was a truly spontaneous moment and I suppose it was romantic when she did say yes and laughed at me, but she did say “Yes” so I think that’s a pretty safe answer to that question. It was not planned at all and it was Tuesday and I swear I was sitting in a chair and I turned, we had a particularly good day and I asked her to marry me.
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