Jim Carrey has not signed on to star in a biopic about late ethnobotanist, 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.
Gossip Cop went on to say that, 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 Terrance McKenna, titled True Hallucinations, chronicled his travels into the amazon while under the influence of psychedelic substances, the chaos at La Chorrera, the imagination, time, the Logos, belief, hope, madness, and doubt. Created by Peter Bergmann, this project is an expansion of ideas first presented in “The Transcendental Object At The End Of Time”.
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.
“If anyone could have portrayed the life of a man (Terrance McKenna) that has had such a dramatic, positive spin on psychedelics, it would have been Carrey to do it, and do it well.” – Jeff Dibble
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 considerable 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.”
McKennite.com is now “pinging” Steve Buscemi for the role stating: “After Jim Carrey distanced himself from the role, it is up to Steve Buscemi to revive the spirit of the late psychedelic explorer on the big screen in an upcoming biopic.” However no reports have been substantiated at this time.
If we as a community believe in anything, we believe in feeling good in the moment. The felt presence of immediate experience. This is what has been stolen from you, by capitalism, by religion, by linear thinking, by strategizing. We’re always about to be happy, or we’re always about to be free. And while we’re about to be free and about to be happy, life passes us by. This is because western ideologies are ideologies of delayed gratification. It comes after death, after retirement, after coitus, it’s always after something that it comes. Well, I’ve got news for you, this kind of thing is chasing your own tail. The felt presence of immediate experience is the only world you will ever know. Everything beyond that is conjecture and supposition. – Terrance McKenna
Rest in Peace. “I wish that If only I could have met you, talked, learned more, and laughed.”– Jeff Dibble