Jason Bateman jokes about his rival Jason Sudeikis at the 'Horrible Bosses' premiere
Jason Bateman headlines two summer blockbusters and brought his comedic skills to "Horrible Bosses," which starred not one, but two Jasons, including "Saturday Night Live" cast member Jason Sudeikis.
"It was often confusing, always fun," Bateman told OnTheRedCarpet.com co-host Chris Balish at the "Horrible Bosses" premiere on June 30 of the on-set name confusion. "But people call me Justin half the time anyway, so it kind of works."
The movie hit theaters on July 8 and stars Jason Bateman, Jason Sudeikis and Charlie Day as disgruntled workers who plot to murder their bosses, portrayed by Kevin Spacey, Jennifer Aniston and Colin Farrell.
Unlike Aniston, who claimed she was a good boss in real life at the premiere, Bateman said that he wouldn't consider himself anybody's boss.
"I'm not a boss, so I guess I'm not as big of a star as you're saying," Bateman joked. "Check back with me, hopefully I get there!"
Bateman has been working steadily since appearing on "Little House on the Prairie" in 1981. He has also appeared in films like "Juno," "Up in the Air" and "The Switch."
But the actor credits his starring role on FOX's "Arrested Development" for his career upswing.
"The show was a career saver for me," he told Entertainment Weekly in May. "And also happened to be the job I'm most proud of."
Bateman next appears opposite Ryan Reynolds in "The Change-Up," where his family man character accidentally switches lives with a playboy bachelor, which hits theaters on August 5.
"Horrible Bosses" was released in theaters on July 8, 2011. Watch the trailer below.
Additional reporting by Chris Balish, co-host of KABC Television's entertainment show "On The Red Carpet" (check for local TV listings).