‘I have no idea where he is’

He thinks the rumors are stupid.

Every so often, rumors swirl about a third “Dumb and Dumber” movie on the horizon — but Jeff Daniels told the Post that it’s not in the works.

“I haven’t heard anything,” Daniels, 69, told the Post while promoting his Prime Video show “American Rust: Broken Justice,” now in its second season, in which he plays the role of a small town cop.

Regarding the occasional unverified reports that “Dumb and Dumber 3” is in the works, Daniels joked, “You need to stay off the Internet.”

“I talk to Jim (Carrey) from time to time. We’re still great friends,” he added. “I have no idea where he is. None of this is happening if Jim doesn’t want it to happen.

Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels in “Dumb and Dumber.”
“We’re still great friends,” Jeff Daniels said of Jim Carrey.
Jeff Daniels said Harry Dunne remains one of the roles fans approach him most for. Hopper stone, SMPSP

Daniels starred alongside Carrey, 62, in the 1994 buddy comedy that follows Lloyd Christmas (Carrey) and Harry Dunne (Daniels), two affable, dim-witted friends from Rhode Island who take a road trip to Aspen, Colorado , to return a briefcase to its owner.

Unbeknownst to them, the briefcase was left behind as ransom, leading them into chaos.

Although Daniels is better known as a dramatic actor, he explained during an interview with The Off Camera Show in 2017: “Jim had said, ‘I want an actor in this, I don’t want a actor. A comedian will just try to outdo me. An actor will listen and react, and also make me listen and react. So Jim got me this job and kept me this job. The studio wanted a comedian, and the Farrellys and Jim wanted me.

The film was followed by 2003’s “Dumb and Dumberer: When Harry Met Lloyd,” but that was a prequel starring Derek Richardson and Eric Christian Olsen. Daniels and Carrey were not among them. (The Farrelly Brothers filmmakers, who directed the original, were also not involved).

Jeff Daniels said “Dumb and Dumber 3” wouldn’t happen if Jim Carrey “didn’t want it.” WireImage
Jeff Daniels said “I don’t know where he is” about Jim Carrey. ©New Line Cinema/courtesy Everet
Jim Carrey should give the green light for “Dumb and Dumber 3,” Jeff Daniels said. Getty Images

Carrey and Daniels reprized their roles in 2014’s “Dumb and Dumber To,” this time following dense but caring friends on a road trip to find Harry’s daughter, who has been put up for adoption.

Although Daniels has since starred in many other roles, including “Pleasantville,” “The Squid and The Whale,” and his Emmy-winning roles in more serious films such as the HBO political drama “The Newsroom” and the wild Netflix movie. Western drama “Godless” – he said that when fans approach him in public, “Definitely Harry Dunne” is one of the roles he is still most often recognized for.

“It would be fun to be with Jim (Carrey) and the Farrelly brothers again, for sure,” Jeff Daniels said. Getty Images
Jeff Daniels said he is still in contact with Jim Carrey. AFP/Getty Images
“There’s not a word” about a third film, Jeff Daniels said. Hopper stone, SMPSP

“It would be fun to get together with Jim and (filmmakers) the Farrelly brothers again, that’s for sure,” he told the Post.

“But no, there’s not a word (about a third film), not for me.”

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