Jason Bateman is one of the few Hollywood stars who managed to turn his career as a child actor into an even bigger success as an adult. Recently, Bateman opened up about the challenges of his journey and how the transition hasn’t been as easy as it looks. While chatting with the Guardian, Bateman was candid about his unexpected break in the 1990s. The star said he was keen to make up for his lost childhood. Jason said: “Me quitting on purpose, to make up for all these disabilities I had as a kid because I was always working. I wanted to get the jiggles out.”
It turns out that when Jason was ready to return, Hollywood wasn’t waiting with open arms. Jason recalls, “After thinking, ‘This is really fun’ and staying a little too long at the party, I had lost my place in the company; it was about trying to get that back in the late 90s, and not getting a lot of good responses.
However, things changed when he got his breakout role in Arrested Development in 2003, which was followed by many other successful projects including Juno, Netflix’s Horrible Bosses and Ozark franchise.
While speaking about Arrested Development, Jason said, “I will always respect the access and relevance this show has given me, and I will try to no longer take that for granted, and I will do whatever I can to earn this place in the company that I love. It created an environment; I loved going there every day.
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