Liev Schreiber and Naomi Watts, who have been dating since 2005 and who co-starred in the 2006 movie "The Painted Veil," are a relatively private couple, but Watts recently opened up to Allure magazine about how she and Schreiber started dating. Watts is on the cover of Allure's November 2013 issue, which released quotes from the interview on Oct. 15, 2013. The issue goes on sale on Oct. 22, 2013.
In the interview, Watts admitted that she was the made the first move in expressing her attraction for Schreiber when they met at the Met Gala in 2005: "It was a lot more ballsy than I would ever normally be. Normally I want a guy to make the first move, and he wasn't. Then he got up to say he was leaving and I was like, 'Oh sh*t. Probably another couple years are going to pass by.
"I was wildly attracted to him and his work, so I said something cheeky as he was about to walk out. I said, 'Don’t you want my digits?' Because I couldn't possibly say, 'Would you like my phone number?' It made him laugh. He texted me five minutes later saying, 'Would you like to go for a drink now?' And I said, 'No, I'll meet you for breakfast tomorrow.'"
In a separate interview with Vulture in June 2005, Schreiber said that he got his role in "The Painted Veil" because Watts influenced the filmmakers to hire him: "When we met, I said to Naomi, 'I am really crazy about you, but I don't know that I can live in L.A., and is that okay?' Naomi forced [producers] to hire me [on the film 'The Painted Veil']. She wanted to continue our relationship, and the only way to do that was to take me on the road with her … We wanted to be together, and I’m decent enough to handle that role. It wasn’t, like, total nepotism."
Watt and Schreiber, who have never been married, have two sons together: Alexander (born in 2007) and Samuel (born in 2000).
Schreiber told Vulture that he took some time off from acting so that he could spend time “traveling the world and being manny to the children.”
Schreiber's Showtime series "Ray Donovan" premiered in 2013, and he still continues to act in movies. His 2013 movies are "Movie 43," "Lee Daniels' The Butler," "The Last Days on Mars" and "A Perfect Man."
Watts has also been doing mostly independent films recently. Her movies released in 2013 are "Movie 43," "Adore" (formerly titled "Two Mothers"), "Sunlight Jr." and "Diana."
As previously reported, "Diana" (in which Watts portrays divorcée Princess Diana during her ill-fated romance with Dr. Hasnat Khan) has gotten mostly negative reviews from critics. Watts has said in many interviews that she was very reluctant to take on the role because of Princess Diana's iconic status.