Jason Bateman: Proud of His Daddy-Daughter Ads

03/03/2009 at 08:00 PM ET
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When Gap approached actor Jason Bateman and offered him the opportunity to appear with his daughter Francesca Nora, 2, in their holiday ad campaign, the proud papa couldn’t have been more thrilled.

In addition to the beautiful photo shoot, Jason admits that the advertisements allowed him to easily show his baby girl off to his friends. “Anyone who has a kid, when friends ask you if you have a picture, you go, ‘Yeahyeahyeah,’ and whip out your phone to show off,” he says. Instead, Jason skipped the camera phone pics and just pointed to a nearby billboard!

“This was that times ten. Look up there. She’s mine. And I love her.”

While Jason was excited to be a part of their annual holiday ads, the 40-year-old couldn’t help but joke that he failed to receive the star treatment given to Arrested Development co-stars Will Arnett and Amy Poehler, who were the faces of Gap’s 2007 ad. “They got the Sunset building. We got Hollywood Highlands. It’s a close second,” laughs Jason. “If I can be number two or four or five — in State of Play, I think I’m sixth — it doesn’t matter; I just want to be in it.”

Francesca is Jason’s daughter with wife Amanda Anka. Jason’s next film, State of Play, is in theaters April 17th.

Source: Elle

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Bunny on

Francesca is such a doll … She has such a pretty little face.

eva on

Francesca is so pretty she’s almost scary!Like those impossibly beautiful porcelain dolls.

Sarah on

She really is stunning.

Jane on

She is just ridiculously beautiful. What a sweetheart!

marla on

love him! bring back arrested development!

those ads are wonderful. and francesca is the most gorgeous child.

Molly on

Aww shes so beautiful! She looks like a glass doll

Tricia on

Wow, she looks exactly like her aunt Justine (aka, a female version of Dad!).

SouthernBelle on

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again…Francesca is exquisitely beautiful with an almost Victorian, ethereal look. Those cupid’s bow lips are just too precious for words. And Dad isn’t too shabby, either. *giggles*

Christina on

Adorable! I love the Anka-Bateman family – they’re my favorite Hollywood family!

Gerianne on

What a doll … and the baby’s cute, too! LOL

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