Actor and comedian Jim Carrey recently hinted that he plans to step away from his Hollywood career soon.
In an “Access Hollywood” interview that aired Thursday, Carrey said he was strongly considering retirement. “Well, I’m retiring,” he told host Kit Hoover. “Yeah, probably. I’m pretty serious. It depends, it depends. If the angels bring some kind of script written in gold ink that tells me it’s going to be very important for people to see it, I could continue down the road. But I’m taking a break.
Carrey has earned praise ― and, at times, controversy ― as a visual artist in recent years. He said he would like to focus more on his work in this area in the future, but did not give an exact idea of when that might happen.
“I really like my quiet life,” he said. “I really love putting paint on canvas and I really love my spiritual life. And I feel like – and that’s something you might never hear from another celebrity until ‘there will be time – I’ve had enough. I’ve done enough. I’ve had enough.’
Watch Jim Carrey’s “Access Hollywood” appearance below.
HuffPost reached out to a representative for Carrey for clarification on her remarks, but did not immediately respond.
Carrey made his screen debut in the 1981 Canadian comedy “Rubberface,” but his big Hollywood breakthrough came 13 years later in “Ace Ventura: Pet Detective.”
He later won critical acclaim for more dramatic fare like 1998’s “The Truman Show” and 2004’s “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind,” the latter co-starring Kate Winslet.
Elsewhere in his “Access Hollywood” interview, Carrey suggested he could be brought back to the screen by none other than Dolly Parton, who said she would like him to play her musical partner, Porter Wagoner, in an upcoming biopic about his life. .
“I was always talking to Dolly,” he told Hoover. “Dolly is just, to me, an otherworldly talent that’s just bigger than you can imagine.”
For now, Carrey fans can get your fill of the actor as Dr. Ivo “Eggman” Robotnik in “Sonic the Hedgehog 2,” which hits theaters next week.