Naomi Watts: 'I don't want my kids to be child actors'

19th May 17 | Entertainment News

Naomi Watts is encouraging her children to put off pursuing their Hollywood dreams until they are older.

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The King Kong star's sons, Sasha and Samuel, are into sports and creative writing, but they have also sparked an interest in acting after watching Naomi and their dad Liev Schreiber on set.

"They're both interested because they come to the set and see other kids on the set having the time of their lives and they want to skip school," she told U.S. morning show Live! with Kelly and Ryan on Friday (19May17). "I try to tell them, 'No, they do both.'

"I discourage (them from acting), but only for now," she added. "I won't ever discourage anyone if that is their dream, but I say, 'Let's just wait a little bit.'"

Naomi and Liev ended their relationship in 2016 after 11 years of dating. They have remained close since their split and the actress recently heaped praise on her ex.

"He's a fantastic dad, a wonderful, wonderful man, and we still want the absolute best for each other," she told Vogue Australia earlier this month (May17). "There are good days and bad days and Liev and I are on great terms and we're trying to do our absolute best for the sake of the children and we hope to keep moving forward in that way."

Liev also opened up about their co-parenting relationship, insisting they will always be close.

"We're parents together so we'll be together for the rest of our lives no matter what and we're very close," he told CBS This Morning in December (16). "Hopefully, that never changes and I don't think it will."

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