“Without getting too specific about it, because I can’t, I’ve thought seriously about it as recently as last year,” Bateman said. “Having just come back from doing a week of talk shows last week [to promote the movie 'Identity Thief'], I was talking to [my wife] Amanda about, in 20 years — when the girls go to college and we can finally move to New York, which is what I’ve been wanting to do forever — if television will have me, I would love to do that.”
However, Bateman isn’t quite ready to go down the talk show route just yet. For now, he would like to follow in the footsteps of Ben Affleck, Ben Stiller and George Clooney by going behind the camera as director.
“I just vibrate at how excited I am about the complexity of the process of making a fake world for an audience,” he said. “It’s not a God complex, but that’s what directors are doing — they’re creating a fake world, and it is four-walled. It’s 360 degrees.”
Jason Bateman can be seen in his latest movie release, “Identity Thief.”