- Title: UNITED KINGDOM: JIM CARREY TALKS ABOUT HIS NEW FILM 'LIAR LIAR'
- Date: 24th April 1997
- Summary: LONDON, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM (APRIL 24, 1997) (RTV - ACCESS ALL) JIM CARREY ENTERING NEWS CONFERENCE, SAYING "HELLO" / WALKING ONTO STAGE PHOTOGRAPHERS CARREY POSING FOR PHOTOGRAPHERS, THROWING CHAIR CAMERAMEN CARREY (SOUNDBITE ENGLISH ) SAYING I DON'T LIE EASILY. HONESTLY, IF ANYTHING I GO THE OTHER WAY...I DON'T LIE EASILY. IT REALLY IS A MATTER OF SOMETIMES TRYING TO REALISE WHERE THE TRUTH IS COMING FROM. NOBODY WANTS TO SEE THE TRUTH MOST OF THE TIME. I DON'T THINK PEOPLE EVEN WANT TO SEE IT. THEY HOPE YOU'RE FAIRLY HONEST AND NOT GOING TO SCREW THEM IN BUSINESS BUT WHEN THEY SAY "HOW ARE YA?" IT'S NOT THEY REALLY WANT TO HEAR IT. IT'S JUST A FIGURE OF SPEECH, A GREETING AND IF YOU GO INTO HOW YOU REALLY ARE THEY'RE GOING TO BE LIKE (GESTICULATES) AND WANT OUT OF THE ROOM REALLY QUICK. I'M ALL DEAD INSIDE
- Reuters ID: LVA99UO9I096J2GMJSF82B5H8224
- Location: LONDON, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM
- Country: United Kingdom
- Duration: 00:02:06
- Story Text: Jim Carrey is hoping to repeat in Europe the success of his latest film "Liar Liar", the year's highest-grossing film so far in the United States.
The actor flew to London last week for the latest round of publicity ahead of the film's British release on May 2.
Released in America last month, "Liar, Liar" has now earned 143 million US dollars.
Carrey plays Fletcher Reede, a pathalogical laywer whose practice and mental health come close to collapse when his five year old son, Max, makes a birthday wish: "I wish that for one day, Dad wouldn't tell a lie".
Mayhem follows when Max's wish comes true. Daddy finds out when he's lying in bed with a partner in his law firm.
"So how was it for you?" the partner, played by Amanda Donohoe asks.
"I've had better," is Reede's honest but career damaging reply.
In real life, the funnyman showed his serious side, admitting he did not lie easily.
"I don't lie easily. Honestly, if anything, I go the other way," he said.
Carrey also said his trademark physical comedy is not simply about him thowing himself around the room as much as possible - it's Carrey trying to get into character. The physical thing, he said, "just happens".
The actor also insists he's not always funny and is basically a "normal guy".
"Have you ever been in a room where people are having an interesting conversation and there's one guy who just keeps chiming in with something funny and he really isn't interested in anything anybody has to say?" he said.
"I think that's so sad that I don't want to be that guy."
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