Jim Carrey Denounces Own Movie

Can't support 'Kick-Ass 2' due to violence

By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff

Posted Jun 24, 2013 8:50 AM CDT

(Newser) – Jim Carrey is having second thoughts about Kick-Ass 2, in which he plays a superhero named Colonel Stars and Stripes. The R-rated film is a sequel to the ultra-violent Kick-Ass, and Carrey filmed it a month before the Sandy Hook shootings, he explained on Twitter yesterday. "And now in all good conscience I cannot support that level of violence," he wrote, continuing, "My apologies to others involve [sic] with the film. I am not ashamed of it but recent events have caused a change in my heart."

Mark Millar, who wrote the comic books the films are based on, responded on his website, the Huffington Post reports. "Jim is a passionate advocate of gun-control and I respect both his politics and his opinion, but I'm baffled by this sudden announcement as nothing seen in this picture wasn't in the screenplay 18 months ago," wrote Millar. "Ironically, Jim's character in Kick-Ass 2 is a Born-Again Christian and the big deal we made of the fact that he refuses to fire a gun is something he told us attracted him to the role in the first place." The film is out Aug. 16. (Click for 10 other actors who have trashed their own projects.)

Actor Jim Carrey arrives at the world premiere of the feature film The Incredible Burt Wonderstone at the TCL Chinese Theatre on Monday, March 11, 2013 in Los Angeles.
Actor Jim Carrey arrives at the world premiere of the feature film "The Incredible Burt Wonderstone" at the TCL Chinese Theatre on Monday, March 11, 2013 in Los Angeles.   (Photo by Dan Steinberg/Invision/AP)
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