‘Kick-Ass 2’s’ Jim Carrey Won’t Promote Film


Jim Carrey says that he cannot support the violence of his upcoming superhero action flick “Kick-Ass 2” in the wake of the Sandy Hook Elementary massacre.

The actor shot the film last year before the mass shooting in Connecticut that killed 20 children and six adults. He tweeted Sunday that “now, in good conscience, I cannot support that level of violence.” Carrey adds that he wasn’t ashamed of the film “but recent events have caused a change in my heart.”

“Kick-Ass 2” is a sequel to the 2010 movie whose breakout star was the 11-year-old vigilante Hit-Girl, played by Chloe Grace Moretz. She reprises the role in the sequel, which Universal Pictures will release Aug. 16. Carrey plays a vigilante named Colonel Stars and Stripes.

A spokesman says Universal declined to comment.

Filed Under:

Want to read more articles like this one? SUBSCRIBE TO VARIETY TODAY.
Post A Comment 5

Leave a Reply


Comments are moderated. They may be edited for clarity and reprinting in whole or in part in Variety publications.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

  1. JCB says:

    I wonder if he will give back all the money he received for acting in it? I doubt it.

  2. Jim Carreys Mom says:

    I wasn’t going to see this movie because Jim is such a d-bag. But now that he won’t support it, I will see it twice.

    Jim Carrey used to be funny… Now he’s just a washed up tool!

  3. Joe Smart says:

    They should have never cast Jim Carrey in the movie in the first place. He’s not somebody who tends to work well in an ensemble and he doesn’t play characters–he does shtick. He sticks out in a very bad way in the trailer. I loved the first movie but I’m not at all optimistic about the sequel.

  4. gunn says:

    tell the whiney ass, good for nothing loser to return the money he made from the flick then. i BET’CHA he don’t feel bad enough to do that. better yet, tell him to donate the money he made to the victims families. he’ll never do it. he didn’t care about the OTHER shootings

More Film News from Variety