When Jim Carrey was announced as the role of Dr. Robotnik in the Sonic the Hedgehog movie, many people were taken aback. It was definitely a bit of clout for the film to land such a notable and successful actor. Ben Schwartz, the voice of Sonic in the film, feels the exact same way. In an interview with Cinemablend, Schwartz opens up about how lucky the project was to have Carrey involved.
I think we just got lucky that Jim Carrey happened to decide he just wanted to do this movie. Because Jim Carrey being [in] just legitimizes the whole thing. And then also he’s just like, ‘I’m gonna do comedy, the type of comedy that you’ve seen me do back in the day, I’m gonna do that again.’ He can do everything and he’s like, ‘I’m gonna choose this.’
I mean when I watched it for the first time I literally went to – we were in a small theater with just like three or four people – and I was like, ‘Oh my god,’ because I wasn’t on set. So, the first time that I saw Jim Carrey stuff was when I was getting screened and I was like, ‘Oh my god, we are so lucky. He just decided this is the movie he’s gonna do this again in.’