Jim Carrey: ‘I think everybody should be naked, in some way, somewhere in nature’

Jim Carrey is covering Parade Magazine this week to promote the Sonic The Hedgehog movie, out February 14th. He plays the villain, Dr. Robotnik, and James Marsden is also in it as the human buddy to Donic. It looks like a disaster, but it’s a kids’ movie so it might do well at the box office. He also has the second season of his show, Kidding, coming to Showtime in early February and he has a memoir coming out in May. Plus he’s an artist! Some of his political art is pointed and funny.

I always like a good Jim Carrey interview, even though he can come across as… wacky, I’ll say. Sometimes he talks really fast and it’s hard to tell what he’s saying. In print of course you can’t tell, and this is quite a good interview in that he’s introspective and talks about his childhood. Carrey has some peculiar habits I’d like to talk about. Carrey lives part time in Hawaii. He said he gets up at 5am and runs nude into the ocean. He’s so rich has probably has his own stretch of beach, but this was still funny to me. He’s a nudist and he’ll tell you about it.

What do you do to stay healthy, both physically and emotionally?
I don’t stay healthy. I go off completely sometimes and indulge in things that I know aren’t good for me: Sometimes it’s food, and sometimes it’s people, and sometimes it’s dating, and sometimes it’s—you know, a lot of different things can serve to help you escape from the world. So I always come back to the same place, where I go, “OK, it’s time for the purification; it’s time to get all of the noise out.” Now I’m a teetotaler.

Do you still make bad choices?
Yeah, I make bad choices. For me, art is trying to take a mixture of pain and intelligence and create something that wasn’t there before. There’s something beautiful about taking a painful thing and making a painting out of it. I have some horrific paintings I’ve done, and some characters that I’ve done that I wasn’t happy being in, but they were a part of me at the time and I needed to express it in a way that isn’t, you know, pulling my pants down in the middle of an intersection. Not that I’m above that.

What’s a typical day like in Hawaii?
I do everything. I ride my bike, I go to the beach, I get up at 5 in the morning and I run down to the ocean and jump naked into the ocean before everybody gets up. I’m a streaker, you know, and I love it! I think everybody should be naked, in some way, somewhere in nature. It’s a very, very good feeling.

[From Parade]

Carrey also said that he plays the Sonic game (which one? there are so many!) with his 9 year-old grandson, Jackson, and that Jackson smack talks him for sucking at it! I really appreciated how he explained his art, and his inability to moderate some things. That was deep.

That’s cool that he wakes up at 5am, because I do that too. I love waking up at the crack. As for his love of streaking, I think I get it. There’s something freeing about being nude. Plus he’s a dude, it’s probably a lot easier for him to be naked and feel safe about it. I got a lot more comfortable being nude in Germany, where you have be naked to go in the saunas at the amazing spas they have there. When everyone else is naked you end up not caring as much and feeling more comfortable. I would go nude outside in Germany (I mean I haven’t, but I would do that) but I don’t think I would do it in America unless the place was deserted. People are too shocked by natural nudity here. I’ve had women side eye me for changing in the damn locker room at the gym. I’m not going to go into a stall to change, it’s the locker room!

Sonic The Hedgehog Premiere, London, UK

Sonic The Hedgehog Premiere, London, UK

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  1. Kate says:

    Aw, I love that he creates a little piece of joy for himself everyday. That sounds fun! Skinny dipping is where it’s at.

  2. Appalachian says:

    The bf is a huge Carey fan. He seems….eccentric? But maybe that’s just having too much money.
    I’d probably be the same way lol.

  3. Spicecake38 says:

    I lived in Sweden where nudity was acceptable,and topless women on beaches was the norm.
    I was a bit uncomfortable at first as a midwestern American girl,but I’ve taken a lot away from that time and those experiences.
    I am fine walking from bathroom to closet or laundry area unclothed,it has been a positive influence on my daughter.We are not exhibitionists by any stretch,but body acceptance and positivity is so important.

    If this movie was out about 5-6 years ago my daughter would be wanting to go,doubt we’ll see it now though…

    • BeanieBean says:

      I’m OK naked in my own home (I live alone), but a swimsuit is as naked as I’ll get in an ocean. And I won’t get into that ocean at 5AM. Who knows what’s in that water?! Isn’t that the time of day when most critters are feeding?

  4. B says:

    Hi CB, loooooooooong time reader but never commented. I created an account to tell you that you should consider changing in the stall at the gym. Sadly, it’s because people think it’s acceptable to take SELFIES in the LOCKER ROOM. That type of narcissist (who simply MUST take a selfie every 5 minutes or whenever they step into the gym) is not checking to make sure there are no innocent nude women in the background before snapping and posting it. It’s disturbing to me. I’m not a negative person and I know this post is negative but I wanted to warn you!

    • Spicecake38 says:

      Thankyou for this @B,Stupidly I haven’t considered this,btw I was a very long time reader before ever posting too,welcome !

    • Jocey says:

      I don’t know if it varies by gym, but mine has a “no cell phones in the locker rooms” policy and they’re strict about enforcing it (which I appreciate, because I take my kids there and if I saw someone waving a cellphone camera around while they were changing I would lose my shit). It’s not a “cool” gym, though, so maybe that’s why.

  5. westcoastbestcoast says:

    OK, maybe it’s just me , but can we take a second to appreciate how beautiful of a smile and dimples Jim Carrey has? Like when did he get kind of hot?

  6. bub244 says:

    Unfortunately this guy is a vocal anti-vaxxer!!!

    • mrsh says:

      Literally never commented before but have read and stanned this website for years and I just came here to cosign this comment. Have we forgotten about the whole Jenny McCarthy anti vax fiasco? Also, industry gossip here, but one of my best friends worked for Blue Sky Studios when they made Horton Hears A Who and according to my friend, he cost their studio exorbitant amounts of money because he was often late and threw A LOT of temper tantrums. I don’t think he’s a great guy.

  7. Sankay says:

    His show Kidding is funny and disturbing, can’t wait for the second season.