Jane Carrey, daughter of star funnyman Jim Carrey, auditioned for the judges of “American Idol” in the episode aired on Sunday night. Before her vocal effort was shown, the 24-year-old participated in one of the show’s trademark pre-recorded packages that highlighted her relationship with her famous father.
“It was definitely fun growing up with him as a father, he’s not the most extravagant celebrity so it’s been fairly normal — fairly. Everyone growing up has their issue with identity and trying to find themselves,” she said. “It is difficult kind of growing up in the shadow of something and trying to find your place in the world under the huge shadow. The last name definitely helps and hurts, I feel like there’s kind of this pressure to maybe be better, because if I make it somewhere, I run the risk of people saying ‘Oh you only got there because of this.'”
Judge Jennifer Lopez remembered Jane from her time working with Jim on “In Living Color,” which caused a bit of a crisis over all the years that have passed since the show aired. That didn’t prejudice Lopez from letting her pass, though; Jane’s rendition of Bonnie Raitt’s “Something to Talk About” got the trio of judges saying yes.
by Jordan Zakarin