Jason Bateman has issued an apology to his co-star Jessica Walter following a controversial Arrested Development New York Times interview.
Jeffrey Tambor previously revealed he had a confrontation with Walter, which resulted in Tambor verbally harassing his co-star on the set of the comedy series. In the NY Times interview, Walter addressed the incident for the first time while breaking down in tears.
During the same interview, Bateman repeatedly excuses Tambor’s behavior.
“Again, not to belittle it or excuse it or anything, but in the entertainment industry it is incredibly common to have people who are, in quotes, ‘difficult,'” Bateman said during the NY Times interview. “And what you learn is context. And you learn about character and you learn about work habits, work ethics, and you start to understand.