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Jim Carrey Talks About The Kanye West In His New Book: 'He's One Of The Great Characters of Our Zeitgeist'

Jim Carrey Talks About The Kanye West In His New Book: 'He's One Of The Great Characters of Our Zeitgeist'

Jim Carrey has opened up in a interview about his brand new book, the semi-autobiographical “Memoir and Misinformation”.

During his conversation on Real Time with Bill Maher, the 58-year-old actor spoke about the “characters” of Nicolas Cage, Charlie Kaufman, and Gwyneth Paltrow.

“Nick Cage loves it, he’s out of his mind over it. He thought it was awesome,” Jim shared. “He was like ‘go forward!’ Immediately he was honored by the whole process. Joe Dangerfield sent me lovely emails about how much he loved it, and how much Rodney Dangerfield would have loved it.”

The conversation then turned over to Kanye West, who is also featured as a “character” in the book.

“It’s a very strange thing where parody becomes very parallel with reality,” Jim shared, as Bill pointed out the similarites between the real life person and the “character” Jim had invented. “But we’ve got to mark these things, you know.”

He added, “[Kanye West] is one of the great characters of our zeitgeist at this moment and I wanted him to have a place in it. No matter what he’s doing. I can’t figure it out.”

Check out the full interview below:

Just recently, Caitlyn Jenner opened up about Kanye and his latest mental health episode.

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