Sonic the Hedgehog 2 could be the last acting role of comedian Jim Carrey’s career. Carrey revealed to Access Hollywood this week that he is planning to retire from acting following his reprisal of Robotnik in the Sonic sequel. He says he is “fairly serious” about leaving acting behind.
“Well, I’m retiring. Yeah, probably. I’m being fairly serious,” Carrey said. “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 continue down the road, but I’m taking a break. I really like my quiet life and I really like 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.”
Fans are used to Carrey’s hiatuses between his roles. The release of Sonic the Hedgehog in 2020 was Carrey’s first major role in a studio film since the 2014 sequel Dumb and Dumber To. In between, he appeared in indie films The Bad Batch and Dark Crimes. Carrey’s recent roles include Showtime’s comedy series Kidding, and the comedian also guested on Saturday Night Live as Joe Biden for six episodes in 2020.
Carrey returns to the franchise with Ben Schwartz, Tika Sumpter, James Marsden, and Nathasha Rothwell in Sonic the Hedgehog 2. The first Sonic film opened before the pandemic in February 2020 and grossed just under $320 million worldwide. The sequel includes the voice of Idris Elba as Knuckles, a character who is getting a spinoff series at Paramount Plus in the future.
Watch Carrey’s full Access Hollywood interview below.