Jim Carrey, Ewan McGregor play lovers

Jim Carrey Ewan McGregorJim Carrey and Ewan McGregor discussed their new movie, I Love You Phillip Morris, on Sunday at a press conference held in the GLADD Queer Lounge at the Sundance Film Festival. Carrey plays a married conman who falls for McGregor’s character in prison. The script is based on a true-life story. “What I’m doing for the gay community is loving and tolerating, accepting everyone on equal terms,” Carrey told reporters. McGregor said most of the scenes were shot in working prisons with prisoners as extras, adding that some of them even had suggestions on how to improve the film. “There was this large guy with an afro and a comb who leaned in and told me, ‘I think there should be a scene where I fight Jim for you,'” McGregor admitted with a laugh. I Love You Phillip Morris does not yet have a North American release date.

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  1. Jo-Anne. • January 20, 2009 @ 12:49 PM

    this will be interesting, I am a huge Carrey fan and love his serious side, which is greatly overshadowed, and understandably, by his comedic talent

  2. ke • January 20, 2009 @ 2:28 PM

    they’re both really great actors. i never would’ve pictured them together but now i’m excited.

  3. Nancy • January 20, 2009 @ 5:24 PM

    I wonder if the prisoner who had the afro and comb was laughing…???…!!!

  4. tributegirl • January 20, 2009 @ 5:45 PM

    I bet he is!!!
    Anyway, this doesn’t really sound like my kind of movie, but if Jim Carrey is in it, I’ll give it a try.

  5. mandee • January 20, 2009 @ 9:35 PM

    i would love to see this movie. i am completely for equal rights for everyone. way to go u 2 🙂

  6. Mr. Know it all • January 21, 2009 @ 1:01 AM

    Equal rights?? Gimme a break sunshine – this is about making money..

  7. Khristopher • January 21, 2009 @ 8:27 AM

    I’m really looking forward to this. Not just because I am gay, but because it’s a new Jim Carrey movie, and I’m also curious to see how they work together. I love Carrey’s more serious roles also.

  8. Vicki • January 21, 2009 @ 5:05 PM

    Pretty much everyone so far in in agreement about something, and that “something” is a news item about gay love. I’ve had a great day but this is my favourite moment. I love both these actors, I can’t wait to see the film, and I REALLY love the almost unanimous support! Even the one kind of negative comment wasn’t homophobic, just a little cynical. No need to rain on Mandee’s parade, Mr. Know It All — she made a really nice comment.

  9. Nancy • January 22, 2009 @ 10:39 AM

    Oh, so now my comments are “cynical”?? Jeeze, you “nay sayers” are NEVER happy are you?!?! Amazing how 1 word can change everything…switch the word “laughing” at the end of my comment above and replace it with ‘serious’. Is that better or still to “cynical” for ya? 😉

  10. vicki • January 22, 2009 @ 2:09 PM

    Actually, I meant Mr. Know it All’s comment about money. I thought you were just making a joke, Nancy. Sorry if I wasn’t clear.

  11. Nancy • January 22, 2009 @ 5:21 PM

    Sorry Vicki, I’m so used to being jumped on for any remark I make that I just automatically go into defence mode. Please accept my apology.

  12. Vicki • January 22, 2009 @ 11:13 PM

    No worries:)

  13. mandee • January 23, 2009 @ 1:48 PM

    its always a good debate, or a good atmosphere until someone feels the need to jump in and start problems. i stand by my comments 🙂 i think this is going to be a great movie, and im sure that they arent doing it just for the money. why be in something so controversial just so you can get some money? i believe they truly agree with equal rights and thats the only reason, after reading a script about same sex lovers, anyone would want to do this kind of movie.

  14. Vicki • January 23, 2009 @ 5:17 PM

    Totally agree, Mandee. After all, both actors are very successful already so it’s not like they’re desperate for a paycheque or anything. Like you say, they’re taking on something that could potentially raise a huge controversy and even lose them fans, meaning LOSE them money. It seems to me that they must believe in the movie’s message.

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