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"A Christmas Carol" Press Conference18 May 2009
By Nicola West (Editor/Writer (UK))
With "How the Grinch Stole Christmas", and Jim Carrey's new festive feast, "Disney's A Christmas Carol", you might be forgiven for thinking Jim has a grudge against the holiday season. At the press conference for the film this afternoon, Jim told reporters "It's a hard time of year for some people. It's a confronting time of year, I've had some bad ones."
But the effervescent comic managed to see the funny side to his Scrooge character. "The one thing I will say that I wanted to, not replicate, but definitely have some of it in there, was the bitterness that he portrayed," Jim said. "The way he had sourness in his character. It wasn't just on the surface. You imagined that he had the worst case of acid reflux on Earth. There was a true bitterness, a foul taste in his mouth, and that was something that I wanted to consider." When asked where he drew inspiration from, Jim cited Alistair Sim's performance as Scrooge in the 1951 adaptation of "A Christmas Carol," to be the greatest rendition of the story.
Brought to the big screen by the Walt Disney Pictures and director Robert Zemekis, the holiday favourite is a new slant on the tale, crafted through motion-capture technology similar to Beowulf. With Jim playing Ebeneezer Scrooge and the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Yet To Come and Colin Firth playing Fred. Fellow stars include Gary Oldman as Bob Cratchit/Marley/Tiny Tim and Robin Wright Penn as Belle.
"Disney's A Christmas Carol" is due out on general release November 6th.
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