Jeff Daniels Reveals That Jim Carrey Didn’t Work At All After Several Days of Shooting of ‘Dumb & Dumber’!
In a segment during Variety’s “Actors on Actors” presented by Shutterstock, “The Looming Tower’s” Jeff Daniels revealed to “Ozark’s” Laura Linney that, during the first week of shooting of “Dumb & Dumber,” his co-star Jim Carrey didn’t work at all. Daniels said after several days of shooting his scenes, it eventually dawned on him his audition for film was still going on, as the studio wanted to replace him, despite directors Bobby and Peter Farrelly seeking him out for the role in the first place.
“Everybody wanted me except the studio,” Daniels said.
He said Carrey was on set the entire first week, but didn’t act in any of the scenes outside of a short scooter ride.
“Jim’s there, he’s in Colorado, he’s just not working,” Daniels said.