Jim Carrey probably won’t be acting in another Ace Ventura movie anytime soon, that much is for sure. Jim’s co-star from the late 1990’s, Tommy Davidson, wasn’t entirely optimistic when Us Weekly asked him if we should expect another sequel to When Nature Calls.
According to Davidson, he asked Jim if he would want to do another one, and Jim said, “No, I’m not doing those now.” In Davidson’s view, Jim is the kind of guy who is passionate about what he’s doing, and Ace Ventura is just not one of those things.
Despite the fact Carrey has moved on from that style of humor, he and Davidson still keep in touch relatively often. According to the actor, they’re “still friends,” and are like “a fraternity.”
The In Living Color alum stated, “we’re happy about what it did to people,” referring to his time working with the legendary comedian.
As you may know, Carrey played the iconic character from the 1990’s original film that started it all, Ace Ventura: Pet Detective, and then the arguably superior sequel, Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls. Both films have become legendary cult-comedies.
As a result, the two movies shot Carrey’s career into the stratosphere. Not long after the success of Ace Ventura, Jim landed another hugely successful role in The Mask along with Cameron Diaz, as well as Liar Liar. However, as it was noted above, in recent years, Carrey moved on to more serious roles.
According to the actor, he decided that he wanted to move on to more meaningful forms of art, with one of his most critically acclaimed roles being Eternal Sunshine Of A Spotless Mind, Man On The Moon, and Kick-Ass 2.
However, he hasn’t abandoned comedy entirely. Jim and Jeff Daniels co-starred for the second time in Dumb And Dumber To, the sequel to the original, Dumb And Dumber.
It performed well at the box office but not so much critically. Unfortunately, fans shouldn’t expect a sequel, but maybe that’s better anyway because the first two movies are perfect as they are.