Jim Carrey talks about gay role

Hollywood actor Jim Carrey has discussed his gay role in the film I Love Phillip Morris.

Hollywood actor Jim Carrey has discussed his gay role in the film I Love Phillip Morris. The actor played Steven Russell in the 2009 film opposite Ewan McGregor and while some actors may have hesitated in taking on a gay role Carrey says didn’t have any concerns over the role and had no problems acting out the gay sex scenes within the film.

 

“As soon as I read the script…it was a no-brainer for me that I had to do it. There were some people in my life that were saying: ‘You really want to do that? You really want to do that scene? I mean, honestly, that’s going to stick in people’s minds.’ And I said, ‘Exactly. I want to do things that stick in people’s minds. I think Steven Russell was a man who’s on a journey of love, trying to prove his own worth to himself and the world,. He’s a rather obsessive character in his approach to things. What I loved about him was that he was relentless when it came to love. He would do anything to get what he needs. He’s broken out of prison several times.” – – Jim Carrey in the Chicago Tribune

 

Carrey also discussed having to kiss co-star Ewan McGregor for the role in the film.

 

“I just looked at him like a person I love, a person I admire, a person I respect, and a person I needed to fulfill me and make me feel whole, basically.” – Jim Carrey in the Chicago Tribune

 

Jim Carrey is famous for his roles in The Mask, Yes Man, Lair Lair and the critically acclaimed The Truman Show.