Why privately approach a peer with praise when you can be totally weird about it on the Internet? On the surface, that seems to be the philosophy that drove Jim Carrey to post a two-minute video love letter to Emma Stone on his website, Jim Carrey True Life.
Well it's either that, or he just wants traffic to his new site, as the video seems calculated to invite gawking. "Emma, I think you're all the way beautiful. Not just pretty, but smart and kind-hearted. And if I were a lot younger, I would marry you..." he says with an evenness that feels like the result of studying an e-age's worth of creepy old-dude vlogs and/or serial killers. There's some sighing over sex, a lipped "I love you!" and pronounced fretting over their age difference ("I have lines in my face, sometimes a little gray in my beard, and it takes me a lot longer to pee than it used to. These are the only discernable signs of aging that I can find so far").
It's well played, while at the same time, it comes off as a joke (let's not forget that he's a comedian). And yet, it doesn't feel like a total joke. It's like one of those serious jokes: "Will you have sex with me? Just kidding...But really, will you?"
His Twitter suggests as much: Yes, my msg to Emma Stone was a comedy routine and the funniest part is that everything i said is tru," he tweeted after posting the clip.
Watch Carrey's message below and decide his motivation for yourself: