Jason Bateman has revealed that his goal has always been to direct movies.
The Arrested Development star is at the Toronto International Film Festival promoting his directorial debt Bad Words, and revealed that being at the helm of a movie was a dream he had harboured for some time.
"I want to be able not to act," said Jason. "My ambition is true."
"It was exactly what I would have scripted," said the star. "It was pretty surreal to see such a long dream come true."
"I never wanted to be obnoxious about jamming myself into the director chair any more than the community would truly embrace me," he said.
Jason said he and his team are "reading furiously", pursuing his next script. He hopes to be in pre-production by February on his next directing effort. "I want to do this a lot more," he added.