Jim Carrey says there's one film he regrets making
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Jim Carrey has a lot of films in his extensive filmography, but there's one film that he says he regrets doing.
From the whacky cartoonish antics of The Mask to everyone's favourite Christmas villain in How the Grinch Stole Christmas, and the existential nightmare of The Truman Show, Carrey has an impressive filmography.
However, the star has said that there is one role which he wishes he hadn't taken on.
This is in the 2013 sequel to Kick-Ass, the dark comic book about amateur superheroes.
The sequel went a little under the radar when it was first released, but is still a worthy follow up to the first instalment.
Carrey takes on the role of a baseball-bat wielding vigilante and puts in a solid performance, as you would expect from someone of his calibre.
However, the problem arose from a national tragedy in the shape of the Sandy Hook Massacre, which saw a lone gunman killing 26 people.
Sandy Hook shocked the nation, and Carrey was so affected by the tragedy that he swore off working in movies with excessive violence.
“I did Kick-Ass a month before Sandy Hook and now in all good conscience I cannot support that level of violence,” he wrote on Twitter back in June 2013.
"I meant to say my apologies to others involve [sic] with the film. I am not ashamed of it but recent events have caused a change in my heart."
But Carrey's post saw him on the receiving end of criticism from Scottish comic-book writer and Kick-Ass 2 executive producer Mark Millar, who also wrote the graphic novel the film was based on.
Writing in a blog at time, Millar said Carrey knew exactly what he was getting himself in for: "[I'm] baffled by this sudden announcement as nothing seen in this picture wasn't in the screenplay 18 months ago.
"Yes, the body count is very high, but a movie called Kick-Ass 2 really has to do what it says on the tin. A sequel to the picture that gave us Hit Girl was always going to have some blood on the floor and this should have been no shock to a guy who enjoyed the first movie so much…
"Like Jim, I'm horrified by real-life violence (even though I'm Scottish), but Kick-Ass 2 isn't a documentary. No actors were harmed in the making of this production!
"This is fiction and like Tarantino and Peckinpah, Scorsese and Eastwood, John Boorman, Oliver Stone and Chan-wook Park, Kick-Ass avoids the usual bloodless bodycount of most big summer pictures and focuses instead of the CONSEQUENCES of violence… Our job as storytellers is to entertain and our toolbox can't be sabotaged by curtailing the use of guns in an action movie."