The 90s king of comedy, Jim Carrey does it again! From his bizarre Emma Stone love video and imaginary deity ‘Baba’ in 2011, to wrongful death trial over ex-girlfriend’s suicide in June this year, we haven’t actually heard much from the funny actor. But, he definitely made a very memorable appearance at the 2017 New York Fashion Week Harper’s Bazaar Icons Party.
A red carpet interview usually goes as follows: the reporter asks a few questions, and the celebrity interviewee tries to come up with some witty answers which may end up making headlines, and then they part ways. However, I guess that’s too boring for Jim Carrey, as the Dumb and Dumber actor left the reporter completely speechless by something he said.
If you assumed he came to pay tribute to the people who changed the face of fashion, you couldn’t be more wrong! The 55-year old actor started the interview by hilariously walking in circles around interviewer Catt Sadler. She tried to keep up with him as best as she could, asking him what he thought of the “icons” theme of the party. Carrey quickly dismissed it as meaningless.
“There’s no meaning to any of this, so I wanted to find the most meaningless thing that I could come to and join and here I am.” “You’ve got to admit it’s pretty meaningless.”
Slightly baffled, the reporter tries to tell him that the night was about celebrating icons, to which he responded: “It’s like icons, do you believe in icons? I don’t believe in personalities, I don’t believe that you exist, but there is a wonderful fragrance in the air.”
Carrey attempts to ‘save the situation’ by giving a quick rendition of James Brown’s ‘Get on the Good Foot’, but the reporter is speechless yet again. Frankly, I don’t think anyone would know how to respond to that.
Then he goes on to deliver some more deep and meaningful truths: “I believe that peace lies beyond personality, beyond invention of the skies, beyond the red ‘S’ that you wear on your chest, that makes bullets bounce off. I believe that it’s deeper than that. I believe we’re a field of energy dancing for itself, and I don’t care.”
“There is no me. There are just things happening and there are clusters of tetrahedrons moving around together.”
And before walking away, the comedian gives his final blow: “We don’t matter.”
Even though the people on social site were quick to address this as strange and crazy; you can’t deny that he does kind of have a point. He definitely makes us think that we’re here for a big purpose. Something bigger than us.