Jim Carrey’s acting career made it clear that he is not a normal guy. However, nobody knew exactly how far his peculiarity can go. This changed with the behind-the-scene footages of ‘Man on the Moon’ that were released in new Netflix documentary after 20 years of obscurity. These videos show how Jim decided to stay in his character’s shoes even when the camera wasn’t rolling.
And being in the mind of Andy Kaufman was not easy either for Jim Carrey or his crew. Jim’s collaboration with Netflix called ‘Jim & Andy’ offers fans the first opportunity to watch exclusive material featuring Jim Carrey’s brilliance as an actor.
Jim Carrey Wanted to Launch the Behind-the-Scene Footages as Promotional Kit, Yet the Studio Forbade It
Netflix has just launched ‘Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond.’ The project is a fantastic incursion into Jim Carrey’s force as an actor. The documentary goes back and forth from exclusive footage from the filming sets of ‘Man on the Moon’ to a recent interview with Jim Carrey. The actor relieves his challenge to become Andy Kaufman himself. These efforts almost cost him his sanity.
Jim Carrey prepared and worked for this movie for two years. During this time, family and colleagues such as Danny DeVito, Paul Giamatti, and Courtney Love called him either Kaufman or Andy’s alter ego Clifton.
“When the movie was over, I couldn’t remember who I was anymore.”
The controversial on-set footage remained under secrecy for the past 20 years. Kaufman’s girlfriend Lynn Marguiles together with Bob Zmuda created the material at the insistence of Carrey. He wanted to use the events that usually happen behind the filming camera as a way to promote the movie.
However, nothing that happens on that footage can be classified as ‘usual.’ At least this was the pretext director Milos Forman heard from Universal Studios to stop him from making the material public. The studio was afraid that people would think their main star, Jim Carrey, is a despicable man.
The New Netflix Documentary Reveals an Andy Kaufman in the Body of Jim Carrey
Therefore, the new Netflix documentary is the first opportunity for people to see the 20-year-old footages. They will get exclusive access to sacrifices Jim Carrey and his crew and colleagues went through to produce an iconic movie 1999.
The actor remained in his character even when he wasn’t filming. He interacted with crew members, family, friends, exactly how Andy Kaufman would have done in his place.
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