Jim Carrey goes on bizarre existential rant at fashion show

  • 11/09/2017
Jim Carrey unleashed an existential rant on E! News reporter Catt Sadler.
Jim Carrey unleashed an existential rant on E! News reporter Catt Sadler. Photo credit: Credits: E! News

Hollywood actor Jim Carrey has embarked on a baffling philosophical tirade at New York Fashion Week, telling an interviewer neither of them existed and that nothing really matters.

The movie star, who drew wide acclaim for his comic roles in the likes of Liar Liar, The Cable Guy and Ace Ventura, is now increasingly better known as an existentialist than an actor.

And that was in full swing on Saturday night (local time), when he told E! News reporter Catt Sadler that the event they were at was "meaningless".

"There's no meaning to any of this, so I wanted to find the most meaningless thing that I could come to and join, and here I am," he said.

"I mean, you got to admit it's pretty meaningless."

When Sadler protested that the event celebrated icons of the fashion industry, Carrey scoffed and shut that suggestion down.

"Celebrating icons? Wow, that is just the lowest aiming possibility that we could come up with.

"Do you believe in icons? I don't believe in personalities. I don't believe that you exist, but there's a wonderful fragrance in the air," he said, presumably referring to her perfume.

But Sadler hit back.

"You don't believe certain icons have the power to make change, to think differently, to be bold, to inspire others with artistry? You're one of them!" she said.

Carrey didn't answer the question, instead inexplicably choosing to sing 'Get on the Good Foot' by soul legend James Brown, to much confusion from Sadler.

"I believe peace lies beyond personality, beyond invention of disguise, beyond the red S you wear on your chest that makes bullets bounce off. I believe it's deeper than that.

"I believe we're a field of energy dancing for itself - and I don't care."

When she asked him why he had dressed up so well if the event didn't matter, Carrey responded with another perplexing statement.

"I didn't get dressed up - there is no me. There's just things happening, and clusters of tetrahedrons moving around together.

"It's not our world. We don't matter. There's the good news."

Carrey has come under scrutiny in recent years, for his beliefs that MMR vaccines cause autism and that people can attract positivity by meditating on it.