Scrubs alumnus Donald Faison is the latest star of Kick-Ass 2 to comment on the comments made by co-star Jim Carrey. Faison’s comments appeared in a video on the website of The Hollywood Reporter.
Faison and Morris Chestnut join Chloe Grace Moretz (Hit-Girl), comic book writer Mark Millar, and writer-director Jeff Wadlow in addressing Jim Carrey’s comments about the violence in the film.
Faison portrays Doctor Gravity, a new character in the sequel. Morris Chestnut takes over the role of Sergeant Marcus Williams, the guardian of Moretz’ Hit-Girl character. Both spoke to THR about the comments.
“I respect anything anybody says because I’ve never walked in his shoes, I don’t know what his experiences have been,” Chestnut told THR.
“Jim’s entitled to his opinion,” the Scrubs star said. “I’m happy he’s in the movie. He did a great job in the movie. If that’s what he’s feeling, then that’s what he’s feeling. I can’t hold it against him.”
“The title of the movie is Kick-Ass, so you’ve got to expect some sort of violence in it,” Faison added.
Carrey plays Colonel Stars and Stripes in the sequel written and directed by Wadlow and based on the comic book series from Millar and John Romita, Jr.
Kick-Ass 2 will open at theaters in the United States on Friday, August 16th.