Super Proud Papa Liev Schreiber Brings Son Sasha to the Emmys

Lynda Brendish

As a dad, Liev Schreiber has a lot to teach his children, but on Sunday evening the lesson for his son, Sasha, was an easy one -- how to cut a well-dressed figure in a tux for the Emmys!

The Ray Donovan actor brought Sasha, whose given name is Alexander, as his plus-one to television's biggest night. ET's Kevin Frazier caught up with the duo on the red carpet, where Schreiber opened up about the joy of bringing his son to the event.

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"It was one of the best days of my life. So proud to be here with Sash, so proud of him and it's just a great night," the father of two said.

"It's amazing watching him go through it," he said of seeing Sasha don his first suit and bow tie. "It just brought it all back for me -- the first time I put on a suit and how excited I was and how excited he is."


And just how much fun was Sasha having getting to dress up and hang with dad at the big show? "A lot!" the 9-year-old said before jumping at the chance to say hi to his friends on-camera.

Schreiber, 48, was nominated this year for his role in Ray Donovan (but lost to Rami Malek for Mr Robot). While he says it's a "heavy" and "dark" show, the actor says his castmates and writers make shouldering such a tough role much easier.

"I don't think without that particular cast or that group of writers I would be able to do the show," he said, adding, "It's such a really fun group of people to be around that it makes it so much easier."

The Emmy nominee, who has two sons -- Sasha and 6-year-old Samuel Kai -- with actress Naomi Watts, says having his family around also helps him deal with the show's dark mindset.

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"This year [Sasha] stayed. He and his brother Kai stayed back east when we shot season four, and that was much harder. It's a lot more fun when I come to these guys than when I don't."

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