There’s no doubt that sometimes you can have too much of a good thing. These actors realized that and said no to double dipping their roles, despite how much money they were offered.
Jim Carrey as Stanley Ipkiss, The Mask 2
Carrey is rumored to have turned down quite the chunk of change for the sequel to The Mask. Since he wasn’t on board the original project never came to fruition and 2005’s Son of the Mask replaced it. Carrey isn’t a stranger to declining to continue previous roles. Dumb and Dumberer: When Harry Met Lloyd had to recast its leads for an origin story and Evan Almighty portrayed a new guy given the gift of God powers.
However in 2011 he revealed in an interview that he was finally ready to reprise some of his old characters. “I think I should be a part of one of my sequels, finally,” he said.”I am in the mood to revisit a couple of things that I did.” Hence, Dumb and Dumber To was born.