Hollywood star Jim Carrey has announced his retirement from acting and comedy, however, his latest decision comes with a condition. Yes! You read that right, the actor has reportedly said he will quit unless Dolly Parton calls him. “I am retiring. I am being fairly serious,” Jim said in an interview with Access Hollywood on Thursday, March 31.

Although, Jim didn’t say the door is closed for good on other projects though, explaining that he would consider a script that was “important for people to see”: including a Dolly biopic, which is how the topic came about.

 

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“I might continue down the road, but I’m taking a break. I really like my quiet life, and I really love putting paint on canvas, and I really love my spiritual life, and I feel like – and this is something you might never hear another celebrity say as long as time exists – I have enough. I’ve done enough. I am enough,” he said during the Sonic the Hedgehog 2 junket.

“I love Dolly Parton,” Jim asserted talking about a potential film about her. “We were born in different eras and it’s a shame….Cause I’d have chased her,” he added, then declaring, “I’d have caught her.” In a career spanning over four decades, Jim has the most successful comedy acting career in history, dating back to his stand-up gigs at the Toronto Yuk Yuk club.
He was infamously passed on by Saturday Night Live in the 80s but continued to hustle in the stand-up world, appearing on several late-night shows — including The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson. Carrey’s made a name for himself on In Living Color, which lead to his box-office breakout Ace Ventura: Pet Detective in 1994.