Sonic the Hedgehog: Jim Carrey Has Put WAY More Thought Into Robotnik Than You’d Think

Without a doubt, Jim Carrey is one of the greats. Sure, he hasn’t been doing a whole lot lately, but there’s no doubt on his impact on the world of film and comedy. He was a staple of the ‘90s in his comedic work and even left a huge imprint on the drama world with movies like The Truman Show. 

As such, there has always been this tendency for the man to bring a lot more to the character that met the eye. He had his general acting tendencies — as all actors do — but there was undoubtedly a layer to each of his roles, even the goofiest ones out there. And that actually appears to be the case with his latest role in Sonic the Hedgehog.

LRM Online recently attended a press conference for the upcoming video game adaptation, and Carrey was asked by the moderator about his take on the villainous Doctor Robotnik.

“Well, here’s the thing. You wouldn’t think that much thought goes into it, but every character has to have an origin,” Carrey said. “For Robotnik, it’s really not that fleshed out in the game, so I have to really think about where this guy comes from. It’s genius coupled with a complete feeling of worthlessness. Obviously he wasn’t loved. He wasn’t loved properly. He didn’t get the affection he needed, and he turned against the world and wanted to punish the world for that.”

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Carrey continued: “I believe that characters are like lightning, they come from the ground up. It’s deceiving. You think it’s all on the outside, but it’s actually from the center of the Earth, and it’s that original belief of yourself. I think that this character is the absolute manifestation of pure ego with absolute abandonment and it’s so much fun to play.”

It really is easy to lose sight of how much thought he’s put into the character when all we see from him in the trailers are the goofy jokes and scenery-chewing moments. I hope that this underpinning of the character he clearly has a grip of shows through in the final product.

But what do you think? Do you have hopes that Carrey’s performance will transcend what we’ve seen in the trailers thus far? Let us know your thoughts down below!

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