It’s been several years since Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels were on the big screen together, but if Carrey’s surprise appearance on “Conan” on Tuesday night proved anything, it’s that some classic pairings just go from fun to funner over time.
Daniels had been on “Conan” to promote the season finale of his Hulu series “The Looming Tower” when the subject turned to his iconic character in “Dumb and Dumber.”
Carrey then entered the stage to a hero’s welcome.
“I thought for sure they’d tell them but that’s great that they didn’t ‘cuz I wanted to come out here and say it in front of the world,” Carrey said, pausing for comedic effect. “… You’re in town, and you don’t call me. Not an email, nothing.”
Carrey joked that he’d been watching Daniels make his press rounds, and, “I gotta tell you, this ‘Looming Tower’ thing sounds funny.”
Daniels smiled, “I knew it was coming.”
Hulu’s “The Looming Tower,” based on the Lawrence Wright book, traces the events leading up to 9/11 as told through characters who work in counterterrorism.
“Dumb And Dumber” Days
Reflecting on their time on screen together, Daniels recalled that working with Carrey was “such a joy.”
Carrey added, “even the second one,” which he admitted, “wasn’t as well received.”
Daniels, not missing a beat, said “F— them. We don’t care about that.”
Carrey and Daniels starred in two “Dumb and Dumber” films together, playing their characters Lloyd and Harry, respectively.
The first was released in 1994 and they returned for a sequel, “Dumb and Dumber To” in 2014.
“Conan” airs on TBS. (TBS, like CNN, is owned by Turner.)
Carrey’s Artistic Side
Carrey has another passion aside from comedy: artwork.
In a new six-minute documentary entitled “I Needed Color,” audiences get a glimpse of the actor’s artistic side.
In the documentary, which was released on Vimeo, Carrey can be seen working with paint and clay and explains that his artwork gives insight into his psyche.
“You can tell what I love by the color of the paintings,” he says in the video. “You can tell my inner life by the darkness in some of them. You can tell what I want from the brightness in some of them.”
The documentary shows his passion for art as all-encompassing, with the actor noting that at one point paintings covered every inch of his home. He can also be seen working on his craft at 5 o’clock in the morning. He says that he loves the freedom and independence that making art gives him. Check out the whole documentary below:
Although fans may just be catching onto Carrey’s flair for fine arts, the star has been at it in earnest for six years. In 2011, he released a painting gallery entitled “Jim Carrey: Nothing to See Here” in Palm Springs.
But his penchant for visual art goes back even further than that. Here’s what he told Palm Springs Life about his proclivity for art as a child.
“I was scolded for sketching the teachers. I’d finish assignments early and then draw. After I became famous [on the TV comedy “In Living Color”], my sixth-grade teacher sent me sketches she had confiscated. She kept them because she thought they were cute. She also knew how to harness the energy. If I was quiet, she would give me 15 minutes at the end of class to perform. Today, I’d be on Ritalin, and “Ace Ventura” would have never been made,” he said.
A man of many talents! And we’re glad Carrey has gotten the chance to explore them all.
Written by Sandra Gonzalez for CNN with additional reporting by Simplemost staff.
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