Naomi Watts and Liev Schreiber know it’s hard to have movie stars as parents, so they try their best to help their kids – Sasha, 3, and Kai, 22-months – understand their careers. Even if it doesn’t always work.
“They think we work in trailers,” the actress laughed. “They think that’s our office.”
Part of what Naomi and Liev do is help their boys see that their parents’ work is only make-believe. “The movie I’m filming now is about the 2004 tsunami,” Naomi said. “There was a lot of discussion with the boys that mummy’s going to have ‘owies’ and they’re just pretend. But you don’t want them to be traumatized.
“By the end, Samuel was saying, ‘Where are your owies?’ So we put some fake blood on them. It worries me a little bit – it’s not normal by any stretch of the imagination – but that’s our job, and you have to try to make them understand it.”