It's safe to say Jason Bateman will never have a spa day again.
The 47-year-old actor appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live! Thursday to promote Walt Disney Animation Studios' new movie Zootopia (in theaters now). At one point, host Jimmy Kimmel felt compelled to mention Bateman's appearance. "You look the same as before you cracked puberty," he told the former child star. "You really do look very youthful. Why? Is it just luck?"
"It's a lot of work. I get a lot of cheap work done down in T.J. They put a Velcro strap back here a couple years ago, and I just cinch that up before I do any TV," he joked. In all seriousness, Bateman listens to his wife, Amanda Anka. "She tells my to hydrate with water, skin lotion, toner. I don't want to do all of that, but I live with her, and if she's not happy, I hear about it."
That sounds reasonable enough.
But sometimes, Bateman warned, "It can be dangerous."
A couple of weeks ago, at his wife's insistence, Bateman agreed to visit a spa and get a facial. "I walk in and the gal says, 'You're going to want to take your clothes off, put this robe on and meet me in the back where the hot tub is.' I really want to quick dial my wife and ask her what's on this package," he recalled. "I go with it. I take my clothes off, put my robe on, go down to this room at the end of the hallway, and there's just nothing but a hot tub in there. This is on the border of Beverly Hills, so I'm trusting. Just go with it. She's in there—nice enough woman. The tub looks like a pot you'd put seafood in. It's bubbling and it's hot. She says, 'Jump in!' And sse's not leaving. Not only does it look hot, but I've been married 15 years. No one's seen this—anything—for 15 years. I'm a shy guy. So, I try to position myself where she can't see me once I drop the robe, and I find that position. But I'm not going to lollygag. I'm going to get right in the water, because it's bubbling, so I can get everything under and she's not going to see anything."