Jason Bateman: Any scandal that'll sell movie tickets will do
August 19th, 2010
02:09 PM ET

Jason Bateman: Any scandal that'll sell movie tickets will do

It looks like Jason Bateman may be a little worried about the box office performance of the movie "The Switch" - the actor has considered creating a scene to boost ticket sales.

“Let’s create a scandal,” Bateman jokingly told Extra in an interview. The kind of scandal doesn’t matter, he said, as long as it makes a profit.

“Anything that’ll affect box office,” he said. “I’ll light my hair on fire.”

Hopefully neither Bateman nor Aniston will have to resort to such antics. “The Switch,” which opens Friday, stars Bateman as the friend of Aniston’s older, unmarried character who wants to become a mother.

At one point in the movie, Aniston and Bateman have to share a “passionate” kiss, which was a touch awkward, the 41-year-old actor admitted.

“It's weird to kiss your friend on the lips in a passionate way," he said, adding that they probably didn’t discuss just how passionate - read: to use tongue or not to use tongue - the smooch should be beforehand.

“There is a tongue conversation, sometimes, but I don’t remember having that with her," he said. "I seem to remember something along the lines of, ‘here I come,’ or, ‘chew this gum,’ or something like that.”

Kissing conversations aside, “she and I had a great, great time," Bateman told Extra. "Hopefully the chemistry was there and benefits the movie."

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soundoff (11 Responses)
  1. werth

    bollywood movies online and free

    October 10, 2010 at 9:49 pm | Report abuse |
  2. BW

    Loved the movie! Jason is gorgeous. Hope he stars in many more non-violent movies.

    September 7, 2010 at 7:52 pm | Report abuse |
  3. kw

    i saw it last night - loved it! thought it was clever, well acted... and jason + jennifer have great chemistry. the gum worked, jason.

    August 23, 2010 at 12:39 pm | Report abuse |
  4. HA

    He got his wish! Jennifer Aniston's "R-Word" Scandal! I am definitely going to see the movie now. I love scandals... and I love retards even more! They make me feel right at home! 😀

    August 20, 2010 at 1:50 pm | Report abuse |
  5. mjb806

    He is so outrageously good looking. Agree with all these kind words here.

    August 20, 2010 at 7:56 am | Report abuse |
  6. swingkittenz

    Lord he is beautiful

    August 19, 2010 at 9:11 pm | Report abuse |
  7. pdwestla

    I said I was going to marry Jason Bateman when I first saw him! I'm still waiting! Looks and humor, yes, he does have.

    August 19, 2010 at 7:16 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Lara

    He seems to have gotten better with age,work wise & looks wise. His sister Justine kinda disappeared into the spotlight. This movie will do well,a good "date night "movie.

    August 19, 2010 at 5:34 pm | Report abuse |
  9. AC

    I love this man. God is he gorgeous!!!!!

    August 19, 2010 at 4:20 pm | Report abuse |
  10. N

    Look at that face. That is a handsome face.

    August 19, 2010 at 2:14 pm | Report abuse |

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