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Too violent? Lead star Jim Carrey refuses to promote ‘Kick-Ass 2’

This publicity photo released by Universal Pictures shows, Jim Carrey, left, as Colonel Stars and Stripes making a plan with Aaron Taylor-Johnson as Kick-Ass in a scene from the comedy film, “Kick-Ass 2.” “Kick-Ass 2″ director Jeff Wadlow defended his film on Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2013, after Carrey chose not to support the action comedy because of its violence. AP PHOTO/UNIVERSAL PICTURES

LONDON—”Kick-Ass 2″ director Jeff Wadlow is defending his film after star Jim Carrey chose not to promote the action comedy because of its violence.

Carrey, who plays vigilante Colonel Stars and Stripes in the sequel to the 2010 hit, has distanced himself from the film, saying the shooting massacre at Connecticut’s Sandy Hook Elementary school changed his perspective.

Wadlow says Carrey is as unpredictable in real life as he is as an actor and “you never know what he is going to do or say.” He says he hopes people will see the movie and judge for themselves.

He says that in many ways the movie is less violent than its predecessor, with more hand-to-hand combat and fewer guns.

Despite the controversy, Wadlow said Tuesday that Carrey “is fantastic in the movie,” and he’d work with him again.


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  • ThisGuy

    W-Why can’t we have a sequel for Wanted instead?

    • WeAry_Bat

      That was the one movie I was surprised on watching, not having a clue what it was. And because I did not choose a 1st class theater, there was no audience removal after showing. I did one more round of watching the movie.

      One thing the Mythbusters proved was if a bullet can be curved, it was still lethal. They bent a pipe progressively for several angles until it was 180 degrees.

  • regd

    He had no problem doing the bizarre ‘Number 23′ movie.

  • ben allado

    carrie not promoting it is part of a promotional stunt. wise huh

  • indiosbravos2002

    How about some professionalism Jim. Too big a star? I guess not more of a fading star.

  • Hunter421

    This is the same guy that calls legal gun owners in the US bad names but employes a full-time armed bodyguard.



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