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Tuesday 23 September 2014

Bateman: I wouldn't change my life

Jason Bateman wouldn't want to swap bodies with someone for a day

Jason Bateman has said he wouldn't want to swap his life with anyone else - even for a day.

The actor switches bodies with Ryan Reynolds in The Change-Up, but won't entertain the idea in real life.

"I'm not really looking to swap my life with anybody right now. As an actor, I think you get to do that so much anyway so I might just take the time just being me," he said.

"Not even for a day. That would probably scare me, I'd be frightened by that. I wouldn't know what was going on, so I'd probably call my mother," he added.

Jason insisted The Change-Up is raunchier than other body swap comedies, such as Tom Hanks' Big, Lindsay Lohan's Freaky Friday and Jennifer Garner's 13 Going On 30.

"This is different from other body swap comedies, because of its content. It is not for children, it is not for grandparents. It is the adult version of the body swap comedy," he said.

"I was attracted to it because it's the funniest script I have ever read, not surprisingly as it's from the guys who did The Hangover and the director did The Wedding Crashers. So the pedigree was certainly there to execute this type of content very well."

And he joked: "This will probably close up the genre. I don't know if you can do another version - maybe an animated one, I suppose."

:: The Change-Up is in cinemas now.

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