Does art imitate life, when life is about people who practice the art of magic? Doing press for Burt Wonderstone, Jim Carrey mentioned in an interview to MTV that his character’s feud with Steve Carrel’s Wonderstone might capture a real life competition between Criss Angel and David Copperfield.

In all seriousness, Carrey had a similar experience with Copperfield, and he understood the relationship between real-life magicians. “He’s very cool. I don’t think him and Criss Angel are going out to dinner together, necessarily,” he said. “Coke doesn’t hang with Pepsi kind of thing, but there’s definitely a competitive edge. I think we captured that in the movie a little bit.”

The Incredible Burt Wonderstone opens in theaters this Friday.

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