Jim Carrey's Role Of Grandfather Is 'Odd' & 'Magical'
”[I] love being granddaddy, granddaddy Jim,” the actor told Access Hollywood over the weekend at the “I Love You Phillip Morris” junket.
“It’s very odd, it’s not something I expected at this age to be,” he explained.
Despite the shock of being such a young grandfather, the 48-year-old says that he loves every second of grandson Jackson Riley Santana.
“I just get a lot of joy, a lot of joy from that little boy… he’s just magical,” Jim continued. “It’s the greatest feeling in the world and as you get older…your connection to these things gets so intense…you just go, ‘Without this, I die.’”
Jim also had to adjust to his new role in “I Love You Phillip Morris,” where he plays real-life gay con artist and impostor Steven Russell, who was romantically involved with his cellmate Phillip Morris, played by Ewan McGregor. Jim explained that he dove head on into their love scenes.
“I always left Ewan satisfied for sure,” Jim joked. “I’m a romantic guy… I understand what turns a man on… I think I’m just an attentive human being and I’m an open heart. My feelings run deep.”
He also joked that he learned a few skills while getting intimate with the former “Star Wars” actor.
“Now I am a Jedi by osmosis!” he added.
“I Love You Phillip Morris” hits the big screen on December 3, 2010.
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