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Jim Carrey doesn't care about negative criticism

india Updated: Mar 16, 2010 14:41 IST

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Comic star Jim Carrey does not care if his upcoming comedy

I Love You Phillip Morris

, which revolves around an openly gay couple, is criticised by people.



The movie tells the true life story of Steven Russell. played by Carrey, a married man who comes out as gay and completely changes his lifestyle, eventually landing him in a prison due to a series of cons,

Contactmusic

reported.



"I don't really care about the reaction, if there's a negative reaction. I care about doing a story about amazing, fascinating people. It's a true story about love, and someone's relentlessness to find it and keep it," Carey said.



The 48-year-old actor is cast opposite Ewan McGregor as his love interest Phillip Morris and insists that he wanted to do the role because it was a rare script for him.



"A lot of times, especially with bigger comedies, when you get a script you generally have to go out and sit in a boiler room and turn yourself into something. There are very few scripts that come through where I feel like I don't have to do that, the character's already realised, but this was one of them," Carrey said.