He shot to fame in the 1990s, with his zany brand of comedy winning him a legion of fans as he starred in one blockbuster film after another.
But Jim Carrey has revealed that during the height of his fame, he was quietly battling depression – a condition which he now insists he has largely overcome.
During an interview, published in the latest edition of i, the 55-year-old screen star said that he’s now ‘sometimes happy’, explaining: ‘At this point, I don’t have depression. There is not an experience of depression.
‘I had that for years, but now, when the rain comes, it rains, but it doesn’t stay. It doesn’t stay long enough to immerse me and drown me anymore.’ Good to hear.
Carrey has had a tough few years, being sued by the mother and estranged husband of his ex-girlfriend Cathriona White, who took her own life in 2015.
The actor is accused of the wrongful death of Miss White, with Brigid Sweetman and Mark Burton alleging that Carrey supplied the pills Cathriona used to overdose and that he gave her STDs. Carrey will be standing trial in April 2018 in the lawsuit.
However, amidst the legal troubles, he has also returned to the screen in Jim and Andy: The Great Beyond – Featuring a Very Special, Contractually Obligated Mention of Tony Clifton, a documentary following Jim preparing to play Andy Kaufman in 1999’s Man On The Moon.
He is also filming the upcoming Showtime series Kidding, while Jim has acted as executive producer on I’m Dying Up Here.
The British Journal Editors and Wire Services