Jim Carrey, director Chris Smith, and producer Danny Gabai stopped by the Variety Studio Presented by AT&T to talk about their new film, “Jim & Andy.”
The movie follows Carrey’s transformation into Andy Kaufman — as well as his lounge singer alter ego Tony Clifton — for the 1999 film “Man on the Moon,” in which Carrey “became” Kaufman for four months.
“I found myself subjugating Jim Carrey for Andy Kaufman and Tony Clifton, and then at the end of it, looking for Jim Carrey again and having trouble finding him,” Carrey said. “And at a certain point, I realized, ‘Hey, wait a second. If it’s so easy to loose Jim Carrey, who the hell is Jim Carrey?'”
Chloe Bennet, who stars in DreamWorks’ upcoming animated adventure movie “Abominable,” talked to Variety about the importance of having a kid’s movie that rejects outdated gender roles. “I have six brothers and so I never related to princess movies,” Bennet explained. “When you’re a young girl and all of the content and all of the [...]
Meryl Streep, who plays a woman who investigates a fake insurance policy in Steven Soderbergh’s upcoming comedy-drama “The Laundromat,” says that the film’s story exposes the corrupt systems present in our real world. “You can lament that these systems work and how people utilize loopholes that people find — clever people will always work around [...]
A large part of Renée Zellweger’s preparation process in playing Judy Garland in the forthcoming biopic was learning about the iconic performer’s tragic backstory. “You couldn’t fully recognize how extraordinary a person she was without knowing the circumstances that she was challenged by during this period of her life,” Zellweger told Variety. “I think when you [...]
Jennifer Aniston, who was honored on Friday at Variety‘s Power of Women luncheon presented by Lifetime, said she began to see herself in a different light and find her voice when she began working on “Friends.” “I started meeting all of these people who expressed to me how much the show meant to them — how […]
Cult movie legend and horror staple, John Carpenter reflects on his legacy.
Brie Larson was honored at Variety‘s Power of Women luncheon presented by Lifetime on Friday, and talked about her upcoming film “Just Mercy” and the Equal Justice Initiative. Larson portrays Eva Ansley, who co-founded the Equal Justice Initiative, in “Just Mercy,” and revealed what she learned from Ansley while making the film. “Where can you gain […]