It seems that the most ground-breaking
comedy is born from misery and suffering that would be unbearable to most
people, but not to Jim Carrey. He has learned how to make people laugh at a
very young age, yet most of his free time he spent in front of a mirror, making
faces at himself. The lonely childhood might have honed his comic skills, but
has done nothing to make him a happier human being. Not to mention other
mishaps that were following him during each and every step of his life!
As a kid Jim Carrey has cried his heart out
fearing his parents would die. He locked himself in the bathroom and had a real
breakdown. His parents were banging on the door trying to talk to him, yet all
he could think about was losing them. Jim Carrey’s mother, seeking love and
attention, liked to talk about how unwell she was and how she could die any
minute, adding to the anxiety that was eating up young Jim Carrey.
All this led to Jim Carrey writing a book How Roland Rolls which tackles some of
the most important issues no one likes to talk about with kids – life, death,
and what happens afterwards. Having suffered himself, Jim Carrey wanted to help
all those other kids who didn’t have anyone to talk to about their fears.
At one point in time Carrey’s family got so
poor that he could no longer go to school and had to drop out in order to help
his family. Together they got a job for the whole family and, according to Jim
Carrey, it actually wasn’t so bad as he got to be with his loved ones and had
lots of free time to hone his comedic skills. He was working on his comedy act
and it paid off!