Liev Schreiber: No Better Place Than Australia to Raise Kids
The more time Liev Schreiber spends in partner Naomi Watts‘ native Australia, the more inclined he is to pack up their family of four and move down under! “I was able to get into a rhythm and I got a feel for the lifestyle and the quality of life there,” the 41-year-old actor tells the Courier Mail. “It’s just unbeatable, plus if you’re raising kids, I can’t imagine a better place.” Of course, the tabloids have every bit the presence in Australia as they do in New York, and Liev admits that nothing tempts his temper like the paparazzi. “I was fine until [21-month-old Alexander] ‘Sasha’ [Pete] came along and then I started to get aggro,” he says with a laugh. “As an actor, I think I’d never kind of reached the heights of fame that Naomi had, and so when she came into my life it was a real test on our relationship.”
“I didn’t like that she was bringing all that attention with her and I think I probably blamed her for it in the beginning. But after a while, I acclimated to it and then, of course, Sasha was born and I had to acclimate to it all over again.”
Noting that “some days are better than others,” Liev seems resigned to the notion of raising his sons in the public eye. “As long as people can make money doing it, they’re going to do it and you have to deal with it,” he adds. The couple will continue to do just that, as they criss-cross the globe with their two boys in tow!
“We’re like circus people, we like to travel. I was really proud of the fact that Sasha had been to 10 countries by the time he was only eight months old.”
In addition to Sasha, Liev and Naomi are parents to Samuel Kai, 4-months. Liev can next be seen in X-Men Origins: Wolverine, opening May 1st.
Source: Courier Mail