Jeff Wadlow, Mark Millar, And The Cast Of Kick-Ass 2 Talk About Jim Carrey
A lot has been said about Jim Carrey pulling his support for Kick-Ass 2. The actor, who brings Colonel Stars and Stripes to life in the Jeff Wadlow directed adaption of the Mark Millar comic book, pulled his support from the film and refused to do any press after taking to Twitter to say he had a change of heart and couldn’t support such a violent film. Since then people have been poking a little fun at Carrey and the film. Regardless of what the headline is, people have been talking about Kick-Ass 2 more than a lot of other films. Wadlow, Millar, and the cast of the upcoming sequel spoke with Digital Spy about Carrey‘s comments and what they thought of their co-star’s actions.
Jeff Wadlow, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Chloe Moretz, and Mark Millar all shared their thoughts on the controversy. You can watch the nearly 2 minute video below to see what each person had to say, but Millar‘s comments are worth pointing out on their own:
People keep saying to me, ‘Are you pissed off at Jim Carrey?’ No, I’m delighted with Jim Carrey, this is amazing. For your main actor to publicly say, ‘This movie is too violent for me’ is like saying, ‘This porno has too much nudity. We’ll have to go and see this now’.
Universal figured that we probably got about $30 million of mainstream publicity because of it. A movie like Kick-Ass doesn’t normally get into the mainstream news, we’ll get into cult or movie news. But it’s weird that we were talked about for 20 minutes on Good Morning America and British television. It was all down to Jim Carrey.
So there you go. Nobody involved with the film is too upset about Carrey‘s change of heart and Mark Millar is actually quite happy about it. Jeff Wadlow points out that this wasn’t a ploy or a publicity move, it was a true incident that actually turned out to be OK considering all the negative things that could have happened. What do you think about the cast and crew’s reactions? Are you surprised Millar is so happy with the whole ordeal?
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Source : Digital Spy via SuperHeroMovieNews