Right after Jim Carrey’s demonstration of "undressing" the host with his eyes as an example of what the actor had taken from his gay role in comedy-drama I Love You Phillip Morris, David Letterman asked Carrey: "And, in terms of a leading man, a heterosexual playing a homosexual, do homosexuals say ‘well, that shouldn’t have been a homosexual’ or do you worry about your image as a heterosexual leading man playing a homosexual?"
Carrey replied: "Boy, we haven’t grown at all, have we? We haven’t grown at all…. We’re still children in the schoolyard. Honestly. No offense Dave, for god’s sakes, have you ever seen a gay man? Are there gay people in Indiana? Is it ok to be gay there, is what I’m asking. There's not a policy against gay people there or here?"
I Love You Phillip Morris, which co-stars Ewan McGregor and is based on a true story, will finally receive a US release on December 3 after it has opened in Europe, Asia and other parts of the world this year.