According to New York-based gossip reporter Baird Jones, the Arrested Development star was taunted about his name growing up, and it took him a few years to realize what was so funny.
Bateman who schmoozed with Jones at the reception for his new flick, Mr. Magoriums Wonder Emporium, last week says kids used to get a kick out of calling him Master Bateman.
Bateman explains, Growing up at summer camp the other kids started shouting out Master Bateman to me, and in the beginning I couldnt figure it out. I wasnt that smart. I was so young when it started, it actually took me a lot of years to figure out why it was supposed to be such a funny joke.
And when Bateman finally got the jerkin jab, his peers didnt exactly get a rise out of him.
He adds, When I understood it, I thought it was pretty funny. Probably the best one. I liked that one very creative. I can appreciate a good joke.
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