23 Nov 2010

Jim Carrey to David Letterman: "We haven't grown at all, have we?"

On the Late Show with David Letterman to promote his upcoming film I Love You Phillip Morris, Jim Carrey called out the host for asking whether he worried that playing a gay character would hurt his leading man image.

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.

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