Hollywood star Jim Carrey has announced his retirement from acting and comedy, however, his latest decision comes with a condition. Yes! You read that right, the actor has reportedly said he will quit unless Dolly Parton calls him. “I am retiring. I am being fairly serious,” Jim said in an interview to Access Hollywood on Thursday, March 31.
Although, the 60-year-old didn’t say the door is closed for good on other projects though, explaining that he would consider a script that was “important for people to see”: including a Dolly biopic, which is how the topic came about.
The singer has previously said she would love Jim to portray her music partner Porter Waggoner.
“It depends – if the angels bring some sort of script that’s written in gold ink, that says to me that it’s going to be really important for people to see, I might,” the Canadian-born star noted.
“I might continue down the road, but I’m taking a break. I really like my quiet life, and I really love putting paint on canvas, and I really love my spiritual life, and I feel like – and this is something you might never hear another celebrity say as long as time exists – I have enough. I’ve done enough. I am enough,” he said during the Sonic the Hedgehog 2 junket.
“I love Dolly Parton,” Jim asserted talking about a potential film about her. “We were born in different eras and it’s a shame….Cause I’d have chased her,” he added, then declaring, “I’d have caught her.”
In a career spanning over four decades, Jim has the most successful comedy acting career in history, dating back to his stand-up gigs at the Toronto Yuk Yuk club.
He was infamously passed on by Saturday Night Live in the 80s, but continued to hustle in the stand-up world, appearing on several late-night shows — including The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson. Carrey’s made a name for himself on In Living Color, which lead to his box-office breakout Ace Ventura: Pet Detective in 1994.