Backstage at the Emmys following his Best Drama Directing upset win for “Ozark” last September, Jason Bateman was asked about the then-upcoming third season. After giving some vague, spoiler-free teases, he sang the praises of his co-star Laura Linney.
“Thank God I’ve got a Jedi Knight there in Laura Linney to help work out all those scenes. She’s incredible,” Bateman said (watch below). “Things would be perfect if she was holding up one of these next year too.”
That wish could very well come true, now that Season 3 is released for the the quarantined world to consume. Last week, I noted how Linney was being under-predicted, as she was in the precarious sixth spot in our Best Drama Actress odds, which were — and still are — topped by Golden Globe champ Olivia Colman (“The Crown”) and Screen Actors Guild Awards winner Jennifer Aniston