Liev Schreiber may boast an enviable Hollywood career, but to the two children he shares with ex-girlfriend Naomi Watts, he’s just an average dad.
“You’re never cool to your own kids,” he said. “I’ve accepted the fact that it’s impossible: I’ll never been cool to them.”
Although Schreiber said fatherhood inspired his decision to voice characters in two animated films, “Isle of Dogs” and “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse,” both of his kids remained certifiably blasé about his performances.
“Their reaction to them was like, ‘Yeah, but you’re just a voice,’” he said.
As it turns out, Schreiber’s “SNL” hosting gig last year was more exciting to the tweens ― but for a very different reason.
“Yeah, they got to meet Lil Wayne,” he quipped.
Still, family time is a priority for Schreiber ― which is one reason he’s grateful “Ray Donovan,” which was recently renewed for a seventh season, is filmed in New York.
“It’s home, which is good,” he said. “It’s where [Naomi] and the kids are, so it’s mandatory. I miss California a little bit, but I’m also enjoying being close to my family.”