In an interview on CBS This Morning Thursday, Liev Schreiber was asked point blank about his breakup with longtime partner and the mother of his children Naomi Watts and while the Ray Donovan actor did not seem very happy about it, he was a good sport while making his first public comments about the split since the couple announced it two months ago.
The two had been together for 11 years and share sons Alexander, 9, and Samuel, 7. Schreiber mentioned Watts by name onCBS This Morning while talking briefly about working with her on The Bleeder, a film based on the life of boxer Chuck Wepner, who inspired Rocky.
"Are you and Naomi in a good place?" co-host Gayle King asked Schreiber.
"I have to say, I was very disappointed when I heard the two of you had separated," she said. "You two seem to have navigated raising your children together. Is change scary for you?"
"Yeah. Of course it is," he replied. "But, you know, we're parents together so we'll be together for the rest of our lives no matter what and, um, we're very close. Hopefully, that never changes and I don't think it will."
Watts, 48, had told The Daily Telegraph Australia in an interview posted last week that she feels she is "in a good place" in her life following her separation from Schreiber.
"I feel like change is always scary, but that's only because transition for anyone is new and you wonder how things are going to go," she added.
On CBS This Morning, King also joked to Schreiber, "Would you like me to set you up with someone or are you okay?"
"Yeah. I'm busy with the 15-year-old," he joked, referring to Cécile Volanges, who his character seduces in the Broadway revival of Les Liaisons Dangereuses.