It is no secret that showbiz is a cutthroat industry where competition and envy tend to devour friendships and camaraderie. Amid all these unhealthy feuds and rivalries, a moment of pure friendship will warm your heart right up. We are, of course, talking about the beautiful friendship between Jason Bateman and Jennifer Aniston.
Having known each other for over twenty years, the two first met on the sets of the 1996 sitcom, Simon. And the rest, as they say, is history. The F.R.I.E.N.D.S star and the Arrested Development actor have since worked on a variety of projects together. In fact, you can even see their amazing friendship on display in their on-screen work. Recently, Jason Bateman spoke about his relationship with the Marley and Me actress and even about her influence in his life.
Jason Bateman believes he has a lot to learn from Jennifer Aniston
Before winning hearts with the Netflix crime drama Ozark, Jason Bateman was widely known for his romantic comedies. From The Switch to Horrible Bosses and many more, he has an impressive portfolio of these flicks opposite the queen of rom-com, Jennifer Aniston herself. However, apart from their professional affinity, it is their off-screen friendship that is extremely awe-inspiring for the audience.
Moreover, the two stars never hesitate to show their support for each other. From attending one another’s film premiers to hanging out on Sundays, Bateman and Aniston are extremely fond of one another. Just recently, the Identity Theft star gave a heartfelt response when asked about his friendship with Jen. He spoke about their history and how he looks up to her. “She sets a really good example,” expressed Bateman.
Talking about her incredible success and fame, he appreciated how Jennifer deals with it. “She handles that with incredible normalcy and groundedness,” he illustrates. In fact, Bateman believes that this is one of the lessons that he has learned from the Just Go With It actress.
“She has taught me how to handle that and enjoy it without leaning into it too much.”
What do you think about the adorable Jason Bateman and Jennifer Aniston friendship? Let us know in the comments below. In the meantime, you can always take a nostalgic walk and watch The Switch streaming on Netflix starring the two best friends.