"It's one of the greatest stories of transformation and redemption
ever written and its themes are truly universal. I think everyone
can relate to the idea of someone who doesn't feel loved and therefore
doesn't return love," said Carrey.
"Scrooge is faced with looking at his life,
at the life he's had and how his life is going to be if he doesn't
change... Who hasn't had a glimpse of that in their own lives?
Who hasn't looked at the future and gone 'Wow! I have to get it
together'," he added.
Scrooge is haunted by the Ghosts of Christmas
Past, Present and Yet To Come and taught the true meaning of the
The Canadian-American actor also plays the three
ghosts in the movie apart from portraying Scrooge at different
"It's about eight different characters because
I had to have the mentality of a seven-year-old Scrooge and then
the slightly older adolescent Scrooge and so on. I also liked
Robert's idea that I should play all the spirits because all the
different spirits could just be different aspects of Scrooge's
"And your voice changes as you get older,
which was a challenge in itself, as well as several different
accents for the spirits... I just hope I pulled it off and I'm
not going to cause an international incident of some sort,"
The 47-year-old also stressed on the moral behind
"A Christmas Carol".
"The moral of the tale is to love - to love
yourself and to love the people around you and to know that you
can make a difference in someone else's life," he said.
Carrey's future projects include "I Love
You Phillip Morris", "Damn Yankees", "Me Time",
"Pierre Pierre" and "Sober Buddies".