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The Best Time Jim Carrey Ever Broke Character In Sonic The Hedgehog

From "The Mask" to "Yes Man," Jim Carrey is well-known for the sense of zaniness he brings to his most unforgettable roles. In 2020, he reached an even larger audience –consisting of both his life-long fans and devoted gamers — when he starred in the video game film, "Sonic the Hedgehog." He portrays the franchise's villain, Dr. Robotnik, a.k.a. Eggman, who wishes to harness Sonic's (Ben Schwartz) incredible speed. As expected, Carrey is goofy and funny, completely giving in to the mad scientist persona. He will also be reprising the part for the second film, coming out on April 8, 2022. 

Carrey brings his own angle to Robotnik, even improvising the character's sad childhood (via Collider). This leads to a hilarious line about being an orphan toward Tom Wachowski (James Marsden). That moment doesn't make it into the bloopers, but it would have been great to see Marsden's reaction. Sometimes, it doesn't feel that Carrey ever breaks character, as even his weirdest lines seem to fit, but it is funny seeing him bring his costars to hysterics. The film's official bloopers show two absolutely sidesplitting moments in which Carrey put his improvisational skills to the test.

Jim Carrey played around a lot on set

Both bloopers occur when Dr. Robotnik arrives at Tom's house on his quest to find Sonic. He poses as a worker from the power company who needs to take readings of energy surges. He tells Tom that "20 minutes ago," he tracked Sonic's energy pulse there, which is responsible for an earlier power outage. In the blooper, it appears that Jim Carrey trips over his lines, as he ends up saying, "20 minutes ago ... I tracked a sour ... a Sour Patch Kid." The completely random line, as well as Carrey's hesitant delivery, causes James Marsden to start laughing. 

The second blooper happens when Robotnik makes his way back to Tom's doorway after sending his drones into the house. In the film, he steps slowly, almost menacingly, as he speaks, but in one take, Carrey decided to do something different. He skips toward the door, flailing his arms, and once again, Marsden cannot take it. The random gesture seems like it could've been in the finished film — especially given Robotnik's quirkiness — and maybe it would've been, if Marsden hadn't broken character too.