ContactMusic reports that Jim Carrey avoided all of the hubbub that often comes along with traveling around the kotel (check bangitout's Will Smith coverage here) by hiring a body double who just stayed in his hotel room at the King David hotel all day ordering Burgers' Bar while Carrey traveled around completely unnoticed.
Pretty kick ass for Ace Ventura Pet Detective (is that flick just coming out in Israel now?) and nice that he said he always wanted to go to Israel all his life. Unclear if girlfriend Jenny Mccarthy accompanied Carrey, but getting a body double for her may have required a bit more ummm talent.
Anyhoo – see below for Carrey's own explanation of his scam reported by Contact Music
"I've been wanting to go (to Israel) my whole life and I had so much fun there. I never got a picture taken of me the whole time I was there. "We avoided the paparazzi. They can be insane when you're in these places of worship. I got a local guy who sort of looks like me as a body double, he's actually a shepherd "I hired him and checked him into the King David hotel where all the celebrities go. The whole nation of press went and hung out outside that hotel for four days waiting for me to go out and see the sites. "So every night on television they were going, 'Jim Carrey is a boor. He doesn't go anywhere. He comes to Israel and he sits in his room and he orders hamburgers!' "(Meanwhile) I was completely unmolested going around to all the wonderful holy sites. I was pretty happy about the whole thing!"