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Jason Bateman On Acting Helping His Directing on 'Ozark': 'Part of Directing is Acting'

Jason Bateman flashes a smile alongside co-star Laura Linney while attending their Ozark: ATAS For Your Consideration Screening and Panel held at Netflix FYSee at The Crosby Street Hotel Screening Room on Sunday (May 20) in New York City.

The 49-year-old actor and Laura, 54, were joined at the event by their cast mate Julia Garner as well as showrunner Chris Mundy.

Jason recently opened up about how his acting has helped him direct episodes for the series.

“I’m garbage when I’m really nervous. So I take that to when I’m directing,” Jason expressed (via IndieWire). “We all do our best when we’re relaxed and when we’re feeling good. Part of directing is acting and that is why actors make decent directors. Not only do you understand what an actor needs, but we’re professional liars as actors. One of the easy tricks is to go up and if you want an actor to do something, compliment on them having just done it and you want them to do a little more of it. You gotta think of what’s the positive way to say this as opposed to ‘Stop doing that,’ because that’s gonna make them nervous.”

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Jason Bateman & Jodie Foster Attend 'Change in Focus' Panel at Netflix's FYSEE Event!

Jason Bateman and Jodie Foster are opening up about taking on roles behind the camera!

The 49-year-old Arrested Development star and the 55-year-old Contact actress both spoke at the “Change In Focus” Netflix FYC Panel held at Netflix FYSEE at Raleigh Studios on Friday (May 18) in Los Angeles.

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Jason opened up about taking on a directing role for Ozark, while Jodie directed the Arkangel episode of Black Mirror.

The panel centered on actors who have gone behind the camera to get a sense of their experience. The five-week long Netflix showcase features conversations with creatives and show stars, as well as surprise performances and experiences.

FYI: Jodie is wearing Vans Authentic shoes.

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Here's Why Jason Bateman Has No Clue What Happens on 'Arrested Development' This Season

Jason Bateman steps out for an appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, airing on Friday (May 18).

The 49-year-old actor opened up about the upcoming season of Arrested Development and how he needed to shoot scenes for episodes out of order due to his shooting schedule for Ozark.

“I have no idea [what happens this season]. Almost in truth. The way we have to get everybody to work on the show over the course of six months, given all the other stuff we’re doing, we have to do all of my scenes before really the whole shooting is done. Mitch was writing scenes from episodes he hasn’t even written yet for my character because I had to go away and start Ozark again,” he explained.

FYI: Jason is wearing a rag & bone top and pants.

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Jason Bateman & Portia de Rossi Step Out for 'Arrested Development' Season 5 Premiere

Jason Bateman is supported by wife Amanda Anka at the season 5 premiere of Arrested Development on Thursday night (May 17) the Netflix FYSee Theater in Los Angeles.

The 49-year-old actor looked handsome in a blue suit as he was joined on the carpet by co-star Portia de Rossi – who went glam in an off the shoulder velvet dress.

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Other cast members at the premiere included Will Arnett, Alia Shawkat, Tony Hale, Jessica Walter, Jeffrey Tambor, and David Cross.

Season 5 of Arrested Development is set to hit Netflix on Tuesday, May 29 – and you can watch the trailer here!

FYI: Portia is wearing a Adeam dress and Sophia Webster heels. Jason is wearing Dolce&Gabbana.

10+ pictures inside of the cast at the premiere…More Here! »

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Darren Criss, Mandy Moore, Tiffany Haddish & More Stars Attend Day 2 of Variety's Actors on Actors Series 2018!

Darren Criss, Mandy Moore and Tiffany Haddish are celebrating at Day 2 of Variety Studio: Actors on Actors presented by Shutterstock on Sunday (April 29) in Los Angeles.

The three stars are all included in the eighth season of the Emmy Award-winning series, featuring exclusive one-on-one conversations between top actors.

The first episode will premiere on PBS SoCal KOCE on June 19 at 7 PM, with the second arriving on June 21 at 7 PM.

Bill Hader, Jason Bateman, Debra Messing, Sharon Stone, Frankie Shaw, Sara Gilbert, John Legend, Kyle MacLachlan and David Harbour were all in attendance.

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