Tika Sumpter has always admired Jim Carrey's work.
"I look up to him," Sumpter says of her Sonic the Hedgehog co-star in this exclusive interview clip from Friday's Daily Pop. "Most actors do."
To perform alongside one of her professional "heroes" in a feature film was an "amazing" opportunity on its own. And still, the Mixed-ish star recalls how Carrey surpassed her expectations.
Sumpter remembers a particularly meaningful moment from Sonic the Hedgehog's set wherein Carrey (who she fondly describes as a "mad scientist, but…also super normal") herself and their fellow cast members collaborated in order to "[break] down a scene together."
"We were just talking and having a good time," she says of the creative process, which takes shape on the big screen starting next Friday, Feb. 14.