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Jim Carrey NOT Starring In Movie About Psychedelic Drugs Philosopher Terence McKenna, Despite Report

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Jim Carrey Terence McKenna Movie

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Jim Carrey has not signed on to star in a biopic about late philosopher and psychedelic drugs advocate Terence McKenna, despite a bogus report containing fake quotes wrongly attributed to the actor. Gossip Cop can exclusively correct this story.

McKenna was an unusual figure in the world of philosophy who spoke and wrote about a variety of subjects, most notably the positive effects of experimenting with psychedelic mushrooms. A 2016 documentary about McKenna, titled True Hallucinations, chronicled his travels into the amazon while under the influence of psychedelic substances.

The website, McKennite.com, recently published an article claiming Carrey has signed on to star in a film about the philosopher’s life, and even alleges the actor took psychedelics to get into character. The outlet erroneously quotes Carrey as saying, “I’ve seen things which no human being has ever seen before, and no other human being will ever see again. I retreated to nature and took five grams of dried mushrooms in order to prepare for this role.” Carrey never said any of this, but the site went on to add more made-up quotations from the actor supposedly touting the benefits of hallucinogens.

This bogus report was later picked up and spread by the websites Brain Stain and True Activist, which further claimed the actor is “undergoing a massive transformation” for the role by “allowing himself to ‘trip’ on psychedelic plants.” However, none of this is remotely true. It’s possible this story was concocted simply because Carrey bears a passing resemblance to McKenna after recently growing a beard, but he isn’t playing the philosopher on screen. A rep for the actor exclusively tells Gossip Cop, “Jim Carrey has not signed on to do a movie about Terence McKenna and any quotes attributed to him about experimenting with psychedelics are absolutely false.”

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