Jason Bateman is a man with a long-standing career. The actor has been in the industry ever since he was a child. Not only is he an amazing actor with an array of prestigious awards lined up under his name but Bateman also has a very likable personality. The actor has formed friendships with top actors such as the F.R.I.E.N.D.S actress Jennifer Anniston herself. And in 2021, the actor along with two of his best friends in Hollywood decided to put their years of good friendship in Hollywood up for our entertainment.
Jason Bateman alongside Will Arnett and Sean Hayes started a podcast called Smartless where the actors invite top Hollywood stars and reveal never heard stories about their life. And while the podcast became an instant hit for obvious reasons, Bateman revealed in his interview that he thought it was a “dumb idea!”
What does Jason Bateman think about the Smartless podcast?
The podcast catering to its title ‘Smartless‘ does not have any proper format. Each week only one of the actors gets to act as a host. The fun doesn’t stop there because the other two have no idea who their guest is going to be. The podcast has some hilarious episodes with David Letterman, President Joe Biden, Kumail Nanjiani, and many more. However, when they were first starting off, Jason Bateman revealed that he thought it was a “dumb idea!” Speaking to Jimmy Kimmel, the actor said “The whole podcast is insane. I don’t know what we are doing“.
One of the many reasons for the podcast being a hit is the fact that all three of them have been friends for a long time. Will Arnett and Jason Bateman were also co-stars in Arrested Development.
The authentic format of the podcast showcases the hilarious and fun bond that the three actors share. But Jason Bateman cannot seem to wrap his head around the fact that people pay to just watch “three idiots” talk.
The podcast is also a way for the devoted Arrested Development fandom to catch their favorite stars on the same screen once again. Apart from doing the podcast, the three actors have been touring all over America and all their shows have been unsurprisingly sold out. You can check out their podcasts on Apple Podcasts.
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