Jim Carrey attends the "Sonic The Hedgehog" Gala Screening at Vue Westfield on January 30, 2020 in London, England. The Weeknd performs at the "After Hours Til Dawn" Tour at Met Life Stadium on July 16, 2022 in East Rutherford, New Jersey.

Jim Carrey’s voice was first heard multiple times on The Weeknd‘s most recent album Dawn FM, and fans were loving the two Canadians joining forces. The actor can be heard in the intro “Dawn FM,” “Out of Time” and the outro “Phantom Regret by Jim.”

However, the comedian recently told Entertainment Tonight that he was not completely sold on working on the project. Carrey, 60, said, “The Mask was the very first movie he ever saw and kind of inspired him to want to be in this thing. And boy, did he ever get in this thing in a big way… He put it to me that he was doing this thing that was the radio station in purgatory, and I didn’t want to work and I was like, ‘I love you, but I don’t want to do any work.'”

Carrey later revealed that the idea kept him up many nights as he began “waking up in the middle of the night” coming up with concepts for the character. He explained, “I said to him, ‘Use nothing at all or use a line here and there, if you want to, but I don’t have to be in it, whatever.’ He said, ‘No it’s fire, you gotta do this,’ and gave me a really beautiful place on the album, so I’m so gratified.”

When The Weeknd released the album in January 2022, Carrey offered his praises to the crooner. The Weeknd responded in a Tweet and even called Carrey’s involvement “kismet.”

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