‘Identity Thief’ Blu-ray Exclusive: Jason Bateman Reveals His Acting Secret

When you’re making a comedy, at least one you hope to make people laugh at, things are bound to get a little silly on set. Jason Bateman found that out the hard way while making the hit comedy “Identity Thief” with his co-star Melissa McCarthy.

In the lead-up to “Identity Thief” hitting Blu-ray and DVD on June 4, we have an exclusive look at one of the special features from the disc that looks at how Bateman dealt with the moments on set that had him laughing too hard.

As he explains in a featurette called “Scene Stealing: Capturing the Humor of Identity Thief,” Bateman had to pinch the insides of his thighs in order to stop himself from laughing during a take. The result were two very raw legs and a handful of successful shots.

“Identity Thief” will be available on home video on June 4.