Forget about Halloween — Naomi Watts gets ghouly with her kids before the anticipated holiday even rolls around!
Naomi Watts and Liev Schreiber‘s boys — Alexander “Sasha,” 3, and Samuel Kai, 22 months — still don’t understand what Mommy and Daddy do for a living. “They think we work in trailers — they think that’s our office,” Naomi says. So in order to get her sons to grasp the concept of being an actor, Naomi decided to let the boys get a little spooky before October 31. She covered them up in fake blood and boo-boos!
“The movie I’m filming now is about the 2004 tsunami,” Naomi explains. “There was a lot of discussion with the boys that Mommy’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.” Wow, the boys must have felt like real rebels with their awesome fake battle wounds!
“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,” Naomi says. The plan may not be normal, but it’s fun for Sasha and Samuel. If a doctor can give their child a stethoscope, why can’t Naomi give her sons makeup and fake scars? She sure is a one cool mom!