Jim Carrey feels 'blessed' after Ariana Grande shared his quote on depression
Jim Carrey heaped praise on Ariana Grande, after he noticed the ‘Thank U, Next’ singer shared his quote about depression. (Claudio Onorati/ANSA via AP and AP / Scott Roth)
Published Tuesday, April 23, 2019 1:20PM EDT
Comedian Jim Carrey said he felt blessed and heaped praise on Ariana Grande after he noticed the ‘Thank U, Next’ singer shared his quote about depression.
Over the past two years, Grande, 25, has been open about the trying experiences in her life.
In May 2017, a suicide bomber killed 22 people outside her concert in Manchester, England. Her ex-boyfriend, rapper Mac Miller, died from a suspected overdose in September and then she broke off her engagement to “Saturday Night Live” actor Pete Davidson.
The pop star broke down on stage last December and said she’d had “the worst year.” Last week, she even shared a screenshot of a brain scan on her Instagram story showing which areas appeared to be affected by post-traumatic stress disorder.
"Depression is your body saying, 'I don't want to be this character anymore. I don’t want to hold up this avatar that you’ve created in the world. It’s too much for me,'" his quote read. "You should think of the word 'depressed' as 'deep rest.' Your body needs to be depressed. It needs deep rest from the character you’ve been trying to play."
She also posted that her first AOL instant messaging username had been “jimcarreyfan42” when she was in Grade 4. The Canadian actor didn’t let her heartfelt tribute go unnoticed.
“I admire your openness. I wish you freedom and peace. I feel blessed to have such a gifted admirer,” he tweeted at her on Sunday.
“I read your lovely mention of me and things I’ve said about depression. A brilliant teacher and friend, Jeff Foster was OG on the 'Deep Rest' concept," he wrote, before wishing her a “Happy Easter!”
The next day, Grande tweeted back: “I can’t process this or breathe hold on.” In another tweet she added,” "thank u so much for your kindness. i don’t think u understand how much i adore u or what u mean to me.”
The pop star thanked Carrey for taking the time to respond and called him “such an inspiration." Grande added that she "can’t wait to tattoo this tweet to my forehead."
thank u so much for your kindness. i don’t think u understand how much i adore u or what u mean to me. thank u for taking the time to share this w me. you are such an inspiration. i can’t wait to tattoo this tweet to my forehead. sending you lots of love & all things happy. https://t.co/bsCCdCx39D— Ariana Grande (@ArianaGrande) April 22, 2019