I don’t pay too much attention to Jim Carrey one way or the other, but this was a great story – he stopped by Maharishi University of Management in Fairfield, Iowa on Saturday to give the commencement speech to the school’s 2014 graduates. He also received an honorary degree of Doctor of Fine Arts Honoris Causa, so not too bad a weekend for ol’ Jim.
The speech itself can be watched in full below, but I thought this was a great part:
“The decisions we make in this moment are based in either love or fear. So many of us chose our path out of fear disguised as practicality. What we really want seems impossibly out of reach and ridiculous to expect so we never ask the universe for it. I’m saying I’m the proof that you can ask the universe for it. And if it doesn’t happen for you right away, it’s only because the universe is so busy fulfilling my order.”
Jim Carrey shot his scenes as Colonel Stars and Stripes in Kick Ass 2 last year, but has since announced that he won’t promote the film ahead of its August release because he’s not really feeling the violence in the film – especially since the Sandy Hook shooting tragedy.
He announced this via his Twitter page (where else?) on Sunday; Universal Pictures hasn’t responded, but they probably wont.
I did Kickass a month b4 Sandy Hook and now in all good conscience I cannot support that level of violence. My apologies to e
Well, can’t argue with that. I mean, I don’t really correlate the two – movie violence and real-life violence – but I can see where he’s coming from and respect that. Below is the trailer for Kick Ass 2 – what do you think?