Jeff Daniels: Getting dumber with Carrey
NEW YORK -- Nearly 20 years after "Dumb and Dumber" was released, Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels are reuniting for "Dumb and Dumber To."
Daniels said Carrey approached directors Peter and Bobby Farrelly two years ago about doing a sequel.
"Jim has been against all sequels, and you know, understandably so. Š But he turned 50 and that will mellow you out, and suddenly he’s going, ‘Let’s have some fun. Š Come on,’ and we’re going, ‘Great,’ and so the Farrellys said, ‘This isn’t a money grab. Let’s really write a great second movie that takes the original and then blows it up even further, and so I think they did that," Daniels said in an interview.
Daniels, 58, said he’s read the script and calls it "painfully funny."
The original premise wasn’t that deep. It followed two well-meaning but moronic friends, Lloyd Christmas (Carrey) and Harry Dunne (Daniels), as they traveled cross-country to find the owner of a briefcase filled with money.
"We’re middle-aged and still that stupid. Our IQ has not gone up one point combined," he said. "So it’s a frightening thing. You’re gonna see the two of us standing there trying to put thoughts together and you want to put underneath, ‘Kids don’t do this at home.’ It’s that stupid."