“There’s no meaning to any of this, ” the comedian said.
Jim Carrey summed up his Fashion Week experience in one word: meaningless.
The 55-year-old comedian ranted to E! News Friday on the red carpet of the Harper’s Bazaar’s ICONS event at the Plaza Hotel in Manhattan.
“There’s no meaning to any of this. I wanted to find the most meaningless thing that I could come to and join, and here I am, ” Carrey said to reporter Catt Sadler. “I mean you’ ve got to admit, it’s completely meaningless.”
Though Sadler attempted to shift the awkward exchange, asking Carrey if he believed in icons, the actor continued to go off.
“Celebrating icons, boy, that is just the absolute lowest aiming possibility that we could come up with. Do you believe in icons? I believe in personalities. I don’ t believe that you exist, but there is a wonderful fragrance in the air, ” he said.
After Sadler noted how certain icons have the power to inspire others, Carrey briefly sung “shut her down now, ” as the wide-eyed correspondent appeared shocked on camera.
“I don’ t believe in icons. I don’ t believe in personalities. I believe that peace lies beyond personality, beyond invention in disguise, beyond the red S you wear on your chest that makes bullets bounce off. I believe that it’s deeper than that. I believe that we’ re a field of energy dancing for itself. I don’ t care, ” the comedian said.
“There is no me, ” he continued, after Sadler complimented his ensemble. “There’s just things happening. And there are clusters of tetrahedrons moving around together.”
Carrey then stated, “we don’ t matter, that’s the good news, ” before leaving a stunned Sadler behind on the carpet.
The interview was Carrey’s second bizarre appearance in a week. The actor, who has been open about his struggle with depression, spoke candidly for 30 minutes Thursday during Michael Moore ‘s politically fueled, “Terms of my Surrender” at the Belasco Theatre.
“We’ re all so afraid of the river of tears, ” Carey said, per People . “The fact is, going down the river of sorrow and suffering is the way to freedom. I’ ve gone through it and I’ m telling you, you don’ t survive it. You don’ t come out of it on the other side. You might come out of it with a body, but there’s no you attached to it.”
Carrey revealed in a 2004 interview with CBS he had been on Prozac for a long time while battling depression.
“I had to get off at a certain point because I realized that, you know, everything’s just OK.”