Jason Bateman beaten up by Melissa McCarthy

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 23 March 2013
Jason Bateman

Jason Bateman

Jason Bateman was left black and blue while shooting wrestling scenes with Melissa McCarthy in his new comedy 'Identity Theft'

Jason Bateman was given "a couple of bloody noses" by Melissa McCarthy filming 'Identity Theft'.

The actress didn't hold back during fighting scenes for the new comedy and Jason admits things got pretty painful during some scenes.

He said: "She looks so sweet then she'll punch you in the throat. All of that tussling and wrestling was painful at times. I paid the bill with a couple of bloody noses. She hit me with a right hook, then a left, then grabbed her camera to take a photo of it."

Jason knew he wanted to work with Melissa right from when he saw her in 'Bridesmaids', especially after he how far she was prepared to go for her roles.

He added in an interview with Nuts magazine: "At the premiere of 'Bridesmaids' I was as blown away by her as everybody else on the planet. I thought, 'She took a s**t in a sink. She's the funniest thing in the world. Let's grab her before the movie gets released'.

"So I took her out for a quick meal and, sweet talked her and had her sign something when she was passed out from booze."

'Identity Theft' is in cinemas this month.