Carrey finalized negotiations to play the Sonic villain earlier this summer, and is now confirmed to portray him in the upcoming 2019 film.
Carrey notes one of the challenging aspects in the interview, which was for the Television Critics Association’s (TCA) press event. “It will be live-action,” Carrey said, regarding the movie.
When asked about how Carrey will recreate Dr. Robotnik, the actor and comedian shouted his solution to the TCA crowd.
“Magic!” Carrey shouted. “Mixed with desperation.”
Carrey is known for his ability to fully transform himself into characters, and noted in an interview with Variety in September that he had difficulty finding himself after transforming to take on the role of portraying Andy Kaufman for 1999’s “Man on the Moon.