Jason Bateman had a 'full meltdown' in interview with Matthew McConaughey

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By Asiya Ali

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Jason Bateman once had a "full meltdown" in front of Matthew McConaughey while experiencing technical difficulties during a podcast recording.

On Monday's (September 18) episode of the SmartLess podcast, which is hosted by the 54-year-old Ozark star, Will Arnett and Sean Hayes, the hosts decided to take a trip down memory lane to recall a time Bateman descended into a "total f**king tailspin" in front of the Interstellar actor.

"It’s not one of my prouder moments," the Arrested Development alum confessed after Arnett told listeners about the ordeal which happened two years ago and forced the trio to postpone their chat with the Academy-award winner.

The 53-year-old Bojack Horseman star then played an audio recording of Bateman's reaction to the difficulties with his laptop, prompting him to plead: "Oh no, please don’t have playback."

In the audio clip, someone could be heard explaining that the Horrible Bosses star was having problems with his computer before the True Detective actor rejoined the call. "I don't see it here in the sound thing so let's just cancel. Let's reschedule this thing," Bateman said.

After hearing the cohost give up, McConaughey burst into laughter, seemingly irritating Bateman. It should be noted that due to the premise of the show, the Zootopia voice actor didn't know that McConaughey was the episode's mystery guest.

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Will Arnett and Jason Bateman. Credit: Bruce Glikas / Getty

"Who the f**k is that? Great, that's helpful," Bateman said in the clip. The How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days star then offered a re-enactment of everything he'd heard while witnessing the sitcom star's tech-inspired freakout.

"Let me tell you what I've heard here over the last 30 minutes," before imitating the podcaster. "'We've gotta reboot here. His iPad got cloned, and then it got wiped right before the dog peed on it, so I gotta reboot one more time."

Listening back to the clip and reflecting on the "mortifying" moment, Bateman said on the lastest episode that it was "not one of my prouder moments".

"The worst part is me hearing somebody laughing, thinking it's Will or Sean, and going, 'Who did that? That's not helpful,'" he recounted. "And then I slammed my laptop shut, took my ball, and went home like a b***h."

"I was so angry," the actor continued. "I think maybe you had told me it was a big guest, so don't f**k around kind of thing. I just knew I was blowing it."

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Matthew McConaughey featured on the podcast to talk about his latest children's book. Credit: Emma McIntyre / Getty

Thankfully, technology was in everyone's favor this time around as the SmartLess crew finally managed to sit down with McConaughey to discuss the actor’s new children’s book titled, Just Because.

Speaking directly to McConaughey, Bateman said to the Hollywood icon: "Listen, Matthew, the fact that you've come back after that absolute wipeout, I can't thank you enough."

Featured image credit: Rodin Eckenroth / Getty

Jason Bateman had a 'full meltdown' in interview with Matthew McConaughey

vt-author-image

By Asiya Ali

Article saved!Article saved!

Jason Bateman once had a "full meltdown" in front of Matthew McConaughey while experiencing technical difficulties during a podcast recording.

On Monday's (September 18) episode of the SmartLess podcast, which is hosted by the 54-year-old Ozark star, Will Arnett and Sean Hayes, the hosts decided to take a trip down memory lane to recall a time Bateman descended into a "total f**king tailspin" in front of the Interstellar actor.

"It’s not one of my prouder moments," the Arrested Development alum confessed after Arnett told listeners about the ordeal which happened two years ago and forced the trio to postpone their chat with the Academy-award winner.

The 53-year-old Bojack Horseman star then played an audio recording of Bateman's reaction to the difficulties with his laptop, prompting him to plead: "Oh no, please don’t have playback."

In the audio clip, someone could be heard explaining that the Horrible Bosses star was having problems with his computer before the True Detective actor rejoined the call. "I don't see it here in the sound thing so let's just cancel. Let's reschedule this thing," Bateman said.

After hearing the cohost give up, McConaughey burst into laughter, seemingly irritating Bateman. It should be noted that due to the premise of the show, the Zootopia voice actor didn't know that McConaughey was the episode's mystery guest.

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Will Arnett and Jason Bateman. Credit: Bruce Glikas / Getty

"Who the f**k is that? Great, that's helpful," Bateman said in the clip. The How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days star then offered a re-enactment of everything he'd heard while witnessing the sitcom star's tech-inspired freakout.

"Let me tell you what I've heard here over the last 30 minutes," before imitating the podcaster. "'We've gotta reboot here. His iPad got cloned, and then it got wiped right before the dog peed on it, so I gotta reboot one more time."

Listening back to the clip and reflecting on the "mortifying" moment, Bateman said on the lastest episode that it was "not one of my prouder moments".

"The worst part is me hearing somebody laughing, thinking it's Will or Sean, and going, 'Who did that? That's not helpful,'" he recounted. "And then I slammed my laptop shut, took my ball, and went home like a b***h."

"I was so angry," the actor continued. "I think maybe you had told me it was a big guest, so don't f**k around kind of thing. I just knew I was blowing it."

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Matthew McConaughey featured on the podcast to talk about his latest children's book. Credit: Emma McIntyre / Getty

Thankfully, technology was in everyone's favor this time around as the SmartLess crew finally managed to sit down with McConaughey to discuss the actor’s new children’s book titled, Just Because.

Speaking directly to McConaughey, Bateman said to the Hollywood icon: "Listen, Matthew, the fact that you've come back after that absolute wipeout, I can't thank you enough."

Featured image credit: Rodin Eckenroth / Getty