LOS ANGELES (CBS) — Joke? Publicity stunt? Mash note? Midlife crisis? Or a true expression of one older man’s affection to a young startlet he’s smitten with? Or as one network called it just a tad “creepy.”
Fans all over the Internet debated exactly what it is, but of one thing there is no doubt — it is causing an Internet sensation Thursday.
Actor, comic and funny man Jim Carrey, 49, put a video love letter on line to 22-year-old current “It” girl Emma Stone (“The Help,” “Crazy, Stupid, Love”).
He posted the 1 minute, 53 second video on his own website under the “TruLife” section.
He says, “I just wanted to let you know you’re all the way beautiful, not just pretty. And smart and kindhearted. And if I was a lot younger, I would marry you. We would have chubby and little freckle-faced kids.”
Carrey goes on, “We would laugh all day long and go camping and play Yahtzee and tell ghost stories by the fire. And the sex…(He shakes his head to indicate it would be great.)
He then adds a note about their age difference and how he hoped it wouldn’t be a problem. “I have lines in my face and sometimes gray in my beard …signs of aging. But every day I would thank god every day that I was the appropriate age for you.”
Carrey then congratulates Stone on her rock-solid career at the moment. “I wish you continued success, artistic fulfillment and most of all I wish you love and contentment. That’s it. ”
He smiles, and then ends by silently mouthing the words “I love you. I do.”
Late Thursday, Carrey’s publicist released a statement saying the video was obviously “a comedic love letter.”
The publicist went on to explain that Carrey is launching a new site jimcarreytrulife.com and “he thought it was funny and all done for fun.” There was so much traffic to the website, it crashed twice Thursday.
Emma Stone shows she has a pretty good sense of humor, too. On her youtube channel she replied to Carrey’s video: “I was a huge Jim Carrey fan. Now I’m not sure if I should be flattered, or seek an order for protection. lol”
For a link to the video, click here.