It can still arguably be said by some that Sonic the Hedgehog appears to be a rather weird movie, even with the fixes to the film’s digitally animated titular character making him much more tolerable to fans and general moviegoers. And one of the reasons the upcoming Sonic film can still be considered so weird doesn’t have anything to do with Sonic. It actually has to do with the inclusion of star Jim Carrey, who unexpectedly plays Dr. Robotnik. And if that wasn’t enough, Jim Carrey just participated in a recent interview where he got incredibly weird promoting the upcoming film.
He recently made an appearance on Good Morning America, where interviewer Michael Strahan easily got more than he bargained for. While he attempts asking Jim Carrey about his role in the new video game film adaptation, Carrey instead spends most of the time jumping up and down, attempting football blocking drills, and even trying to take over Strahan’s microphone.
As you can see in the interview, it begins relatively normally with Strahan attempting to get to the subject at hand until Jim Carrey drops to the floor in a bizarre football lineman position.
“Let’s see if you still got it!” yelled Carrey. “Trust me, I don’t!” replied Strahan. “How we’re going to make it through this interview, I don’t know.”
By the time Carrey got back into his seat, he still wasn’t talking about Sonic.
“How about those Iowa caucuses?” he asked. “I’m glad it just didn’t turn into streptococcus. I’m glad about that.”
Jim Carrey eventually began opening up about his thoughts on Sonic, but his microphone began having technical issues. At this point instead of simply allowing the show to cut to clips from the film, he attempted using Strahan’s microphone to speak instead. And it’s a move that clearly had Strahan on edge.
It’s a fascinating interview and one that really has to be seen to be believed.
Sonic the Hedgehog is set to hit theaters on February 14, 2020, following a delay in which the studio had Sonic massively redesigned to appear more appealing to audiences.