*Donald Faison falls in lockstep with Morris Chestnut and other stars of “Kick Ass 2,” who use the same response to queries regarding co-star Jim Carrey’s refusal to promote the violent film.
“This is a fiction, fantasy, comic-book movie. It’s a movie,” Faison told us, echoing Chestnut’s sentiments when we spoke to him about the issue. “I think that’s, at the end of the day, what everybody needs to understand. Jim is allowed to have his personal point of view.
“We warn everybody in the title. The name of the movie is ‘Kick Ass 2’ and it has an ‘R’ rating. So if you’re not a fan of violence, don’t go see it.”
As previously reported, Carrey announced in June that he would not promote the film in the wake of the school shootings in Newtown, Ct.
“I did Kickass a month b4 Sandy Hook and now in all good conscience I cannot support that level of violence,” Carrey tweeted. “My apologies to others involved with the film. I am not ashamed of it but recent events have caused a change in my heart.”
Faison, a fan of Carrey, says he took full advantage of the actor’s proximity during filming. However, his love for the former “In Living Color” star left him red in the face after he sent a text gushing about him to the wrong person.
He explains below.
“Kick Ass 2” is in theaters today.