If you haven’t seen the insane new documentaryÂ Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond, it chronicles the timeÂ Jim CarreyÂ almost lost it going totally method for his role as Andy Kaufman inÂ Man on the Moon. As it turns out, CarreyÂ completely lost himself in the role, drove everyone on set absolutely insane, had trouble recognizing himself when the movie was finished… and then gave an interview many years later that was somehow even more incomprehensible than everything else. And if you thought that was baffling, maybe you should check out the similar doc about Carrey’s experiences going method forÂ How the Grinch Stole Christmas.[brightcove video_id=”5664848002001″ brightcove_account_id=”3653334524001″ brightcove_player_id=”rJs2ZD8x”]Nerdist Presents to you Jim & The Grinch: Beyond Whoville, a behind-the-scenes look at the commitmentâ€”or better yet, over-commitmentâ€”Carrey gave while bringing the iconic Dr. Seuss character to life. It wasn’t enough for him simply to play the Grinch, he had to truly become the furry green Christmas-hater. After 17 years, Carrey has returned to Whoville for this mesmerizing, bonkers interview about his experience making the movie. It’s a performance moviegoers and psychiatrists will be talking about for years.Our hearts grew three sizes listening to such an honest, heartfelt testimonial. It really puts his actions while filming How the Grinch Stole Christmas into perspective. And in another 17 years hopefully we can get a new documentary about what he was thinking when he was interviewed for this one.What other Jim Carrey performance deserves its own retrospective? Share your best idea with us in the comments below.
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