“She was amazing, she just went for it,” the British actor tells People Now. “[Director Jonathan Levine] said, ‘How do you want to do it?’ She said, ‘Let’s just go for it.'”
In an especially funny moment in the movie, Schumer’s character’s breast is exposed to Bateman’s character without her realizing — and he shares that the moment was just as funny behind the scenes.
“She made me laugh. Dinner had just gone around, and I think one of the camera crew guys had missed a chance for dinner,” he explains. “He sat there eating chicken behind the camera and she just went, ‘Sorry, can we stop? I feel really uncomfortable with you eating chicken, licking your fingers, while I [have my breast] out.'”
In the film, Schumer’s character is dumped by her boyfriend days before they were supposed to leave for South America, so she convinces her uptight mother (played by Goldie Hawn) to accompany her on the trip, which leads to a number of relatable and hilarious situations.
“The first scene we did, we improvised quite a lot and we got so off pace,” Bateman says of working with Schumer in his first American comedy. “I was just throwing things at her almost trying to throw her going, ‘She can’t have a response for this.’ She’s got a response for everything.”
Snatched is in theaters May 12.