“The Divergent Series: Ascendant” actress Naomi Watts has a couple of good reasons to keep supporting Liev Schreiber’s acting career despite their decision to split up earlier this year.
At a press junket promoting her new film “Shut In,” Watts explained why it is essential for her to remain supportive of Schreiber’s projects even after ending their relationship. “He’s the father of my kids,” Watts told Entertainment Tonight on Saturday, Nov. 5. “So it was important to support him.”
The Oscar-nominated actress added that she continues to support her ex’s projects because he’s “an extraordinary talent.” In fact, on Oct. 30, Watts attended the opening night of Schreiber’s new Broadway play, “Les Liaisons Dangereuses,” at the Booth Theater in New York City.
“I was very curious to see this and all of his work,” the British thespian said. “The play is fantastic and really I hope everyone gets to see it because he does some extraordinary work up there.”
Watts and Schreiber began their romantic relationship in the spring of 2005. In 2007, as the pair headed to the Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall in New York City, Schreiber told Entertainment Tonight that they had tied the knot. It turned out, however, that the “Ray Donovan” actor was just playing tricks on reporters. “They’re not married,” Schreiber’s rep told People a few days after mixed reports about the couple’s marital status surfaced.
Although Watts and Schreiber have never been married to each other, the ex-couple had two sons together: Alexander “Sasha” Pete, 9, and Samuel “Sammy” Kai, 7.
In September, Watts and Schreiber announced their separation after 11 years together. “Over the past few months we’ve come to the conclusion that the best way forward for us as a family is to separate as a couple,” the two said in a joint statement to E! News. “It is with great love, respect, and friendship in our hearts that we look forward to raising our children together and exploring this new phase of our relationship.”
Watts’ new movie “Shut In” opens in theaters on Friday, Nov. 11.