Among those voices cheering for the Huskers is Jim Carrey – star of the upcoming film “Yes Man.” In the movie, Carrey’s character – who says “yes” to everything ends up in Nebraska.
“We don’t take those requests too lightly, we say no more than we say yes to movie projects when they want to use the University’s image. I usually have to read the entire script and see what context it’s used in.”
While Carrey never shot a scene in Memorial Stadium, University of Nebraska publicist Dave Fitzgibbon was with the actor in Los Angeles for the film shoot. At one point Fitzgibbon was asked by Carrey to sign Husker fight songs to get a feel for what his character was going to do. Fitzgibbon says the Nebraska scenes are short, but still worth the publicity. “Yes Man” opens in theatres next week.