The 2000 Dr. Seuss adaptation How the Grinch Stole Christmas has become a cult classic in recent years. This is mostly due in part to Jim Carrey’s terrific performance as the titular character. Now, following rumors that he could return as the character for How the Grinch Stole Christmas 2, Jim Carrey’s representatives have responded.
The initial rumors didn’t include much information. They merely suggested that Jim Carrey was in talks to appear in such a sequel. As for what the premise of the sequel would be, that remained unclear. According to a statement via People, however, it seems as though “there is no truth” to any of the rumors.
Jim Carrey’s representatives set the record straight with the following confirmation:
“There is no truth to Jim reprising his role as the Grinch in a sequel to ‘The Grinch.'”
The actor, whose iconic roles can be seen in such hit films as Ace Ventura, The Mask, Dumb and Dumber, and Bruce Almighty, has previously teased his retirement. Of course, like many other actors, a good script can always win them over. If Carrey sees a script for The Grinch 2 that calls to him – then perhaps he very well could do the film. For now, however, he’s clearly content focusing on himself.
As previously shared by Access Hollywood via Variety:
“Well, I’m retiring. Yeah, probably. I’m being fairly serious. It depends. If the angels bring some sort of script that’s written in gold ink that says to me that it’s going to be really important for people to see, I might continue down the road, but I’m taking a break.”
“I really like my quiet life and I really like putting paint on canvas and I really love my spiritual life and I feel like — and this is something you might never hear another celebrity say as long as time exists — I have enough. I’ve done enough. I am enough.”
Stay tuned to ScreenGeek for any additional updates regarding Jim Carrey‘s career as we have them. Unfortunately, it doesn’t look like How the Grinch Stole Christmas 2 is happening, but stranger things have certainly happened in Hollywood.