From the hugely successful family-comedy “Ace Ventura” films, Jim Carrey tends to animals once again in the heartwarming “Mr. Popper’s Penguins.”
“Mr. Popper’s Penguins,” says Jim Carrey, is a movie that “stands out because it’s like nothing else out there. And I still get to be me, kind of crazy and fun and edgy.” Indeed, the film returns Carrey to the comedy style – and movie character – that catapulted him to global superstardom. And Carrey couldn’t be happier about it. “I wanted to do a movie that families are going to remember,” he explains. “Some people resist working with children and animals, for fear of being upstaged. But I love capturing the spark of innocence. And what is better than animals – penguins, in our case – and children to bring that out in us?”
“Luckily, Jim read the script, and was immediately excited by it. And he’s also a huge lover of penguins,” says Waters. That’s putting it mildly. “These penguins are insanely beautiful,” Carrey exclaims. “They are incredible creatures. There are few animals that make you feel love – that strike that kind of chord. It’s really difficult to be unhappy about a penguin. That’s one of the reasons I did this movie. Penguins are a kind of obsession with me. They are puppies, times ten!”
“Working with Jim is incredibly illuminating and fun,” remembers Waters. “Jim is much more than a master of comedic invention; he also has a rare kind of emotional accessibility. When we’re working on emotional scenes, his ideas are just as good as his comedic ideas.”
“Mr. Popper’s Penguins” opens June 17 in theaters nationwide from 20th Century Fox to be distributed by Warner Bros. Visit 20th Century Fox (Philippines) on Facebook and on www.youtube.com/20thcenturyfoxph for promos and latest clips.