We’re only a month away from the debut of the new Netflix documentary Jim & Andy, documenting the strange and fascinating journey Carrey traveled to portray Andy Kaufman in the film Man on the Moon.
At the Venice Film Festival in September, speaking about making the movie, Carrey said that he lost his identity, and became essentially possessed by the spirit of Andy Kaufman. “It was psychotic at times,” Carrey said while discussing the Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond – The Story of Jim Carrey & Andy Kaufman Featuring a Very Special, Contractually Obligated Mention of Tony Clifton, which premiered at the festival.
The new doc includes behind-the-scenes footage that shows the great lengths that Carrey went to in order to accurately portray the famously-eccentric Kaufman. Carrey says he went full method even going so far as to say Jim Carrey ceased to exist during that time period. “I don’t feel like I made the film at all. I feel like Andy made the film.”
In the trailer, Jim Carrey says Universal buried behind-the-scenes footage, “so that people wouldn’t think I was an asshole.”
Reviews for Jim & Andy are as good as it gets- the film has a 100% rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Watch the trailer for Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond below, and stay tuned until November 20th for the debut of the film on Netflix.