It's possible to take character acting too far.
Acting is a strange trade.
By nature of the profession, an actor is supposed to don various masks, completely immerse themselves in a role to the point that they can convince audiences that they're someone else entirely, then discard it all as soon as the show or movie is done—only to start up again as a different character.
Many actors do this effortlessly, but others have dived too deep into their roles, losing touch with their real selves in the process. These actors have taken character acting a bit too far.
4. Jim Carrey — Man on the Moon
Jim Carrey refused to break character as comedian Andy Kaufman while filming Man on the Moon. "Jim Carrey didn't exist at the time," he told The Hollywood Reporter. "It was psychotic at times." As Variety writes, Carrey and Kaufman had more in common than one would think: "Andy Kaufman's comedy emerged from his pathological role-playing, which was built around his weak sense of identity and his consuming need to create one," it reads. "It turns out that Jim Carrey overlapped him in that department quite a bit."
Carrey's method acting was filmed and used for a new documentary about the making of the movie, called Jim & Andy: The Making of the Beyond.
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