Jason Bateman seems to have one small problem with the expression his face makes in the Netflix series ‘Ozark’. Apparently, Marty Byrd has just one expression through most of the series. What is it? Keep on reading to find out!
Jason Bateman has long been in the Hollywood business and so has his one-dimensional face. Just like his impeccably versatile acting skills have been intact all these years, his expressions too have hardly seen in any change. There’s something that is known to the world as the “Jason Bateman face”, and we are not kidding. With his new Netflix project ‘Ozark’,
Jason Bateman has been noticing the expression his face wears all the time, and he is not happy about it.
- The Jason Bateman face
- Jason Bateman’s expression might be affecting ‘Ozark’
- Jason Bateman is trying to work on his expression
The Jason Bateman face
“The Jason Bateman face” is what you get when you have a resting smug expression.
It has been the signature expression of the actor for as long as he has been in the show business. Jason Bateman’s expression has been the source of multiple meme material, although the actor seems to be naturally inclined towards making that face. More often than not Bateman is called out by his friends and family for having a face that looks either arrogant or unhappy most of the times, even when the actor is just relaxing after having a nice dinner.
Jason Bateman appeared as a guest star on the podcast of Dax Shepard, called ‘Armchair Expert’, where he revealed his concern with the expression his face makes. The ‘Ozark’ actor believes that his facial expression sends out the wrong signals to people. People mistake him for an asocial person who is probably not having a good time. In reality, Bateman just enters a zone where he is just super relaxed and comfortable without the pressure of having to make small talks. However, now that Jason Bateman is starring as well as directing ‘Ozark’, he is being made aware of his facial expression and he is not entirely happy about it.
Jason Bateman’s expression might be affecting ‘Ozark’
Jason Bateman thinks that his expression is not just sending out wrong signals to his family and friends, but also affecting his character in ‘Ozark’. In the podcast with Shepard, he talked about how his expression is making Marty Byrd look angrier than he should be. When in certain scenes, Marty needs to look vulnerable and frustrated at not being able to handle a situation, Bateman’s inherent expression makes him look like he’s about to kick some ass. That is affecting Bateman’s vision of Marty and the perception of the viewers about the character.
Bateman told Shepard, “There’s something about my brow. I guess everyone’s brow, gets a little heavier as they get older. I’m starting to form a constant frown or huh look on my face. So I’m looking angrier on ‘Ozark’ than my character needs to be. Oftentimes he does need to be angry, but oftentimes he needs to look vulnerable and not able to handle the situation. Sometimes, when that brow gets a little heavy, it looks like oh, he’s about to kick your ass. Like I can handle it.” However, Jason Bateman seems to be working on bettering his expression, which, and we agree, should make Marty Byrd a more versatile and believable character in ‘Ozark’.
Jason Bateman is trying to work on his expression
Jason Bateman has confirmed that he is working on making his expression better for the sake of his character in ‘Ozark’. While that is true, he is also attempting at being more expressive just so people lose their assumptions about him being unhappy even when he is not. He told Shepard, “I need to fix that because I’m sending signals sometimes that I don’t want to send. I need to throw a smile on every once in a while. People don’t know you’re super blissful as you sit there in a food coma. Trying to read whether I’m into it or not, I’ve got to work on that. My rest face is clearly sending a signal”.
That, however, is not the end of it. Working on his expressions has also revamped his social skills. Trying to perfect his expression for ‘Ozark’ has been a learning experience for Jason Bateman. It has made him much more of a conversational man than what he really was, more so because, as Bateman himself puts it, “Amanda’s been telling me for a while, ‘Join the conversation, Goddammit.'”
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