Does Liev Schreiber have a little crush on Angelina Jolie?

HOLLYWOOD - JULY 19: Actress Angelina Jolie (L) and actor Liev Schreiber arrive at the premiere of Sony Pictures' 'Salt' at Grauman's Chinese Theatre on July 19, 2010 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Believe it or not, the initial rumors of an alleged affair between Angelina Jolie and Liev Schreiber went nowhere. I don’t know why – I think they’re both pretty sexy (to me), and imagining the two of them getting hot and heavy works for me. Maybe Liev isn’t tabloid-friendly enough. Or maybe there was nothing there and the tabloids just left it alone? Nah, it’s probably the tabloid friendly thing.

Anyway, there’s not a major story to go with what I’m seeing, I just thought I’d mention it – I think Liev has a little crush on Angelina. Not a “Oh my God, he’s going to leave Naomi Watts so that he and Angelina can raise a pack of gerbils together” kind of crush, just a little professional respect and sweetness and maybe some inappropriate staring. I noticed it when I was looking at photos of Angelina interacting with Liev and Naomi at the premiere, and there are some interesting quotes from Schreiber too:

What was it like working with Angelina Jolie?
Liev Schreiber: I hadn’t known her very well, at all. In the beginning, I think I was very intimidated and kind of nervous. I get uncomfortable around famous people and beautiful women, and she was kind of a double threat. This was a big double whammy for me and initially really uncomfortable, which was worrying me. I felt like the important part of the job for me was to develop familiarity with her because that was the humanizing factor. But then we bonded over kids very quickly. I have 2 small kids and she has 2 small kids and it quickly became, “Oh you’re doing time-outs now? That’s just teething.” And all the sexual tension went out of the room. All the anxiety about her being very famous and a super-human celebrity kind of went away and I found this very nice easy person that I could relate to.

Angelina’s co-star Liev has revealed the pleasure he got out of watching her:
“She fights very dirty… I love spy stories, especially when they’re done as intelligently as this one is, and the action stuff is… well I think that’s one of the guilty pleasures of being a guy – watching beautiful women pull off these action things. The stuff that Angie can do, physically, is remarkable.”

On her “flaw”:
“She’s a lot shorter than I thought she would be, but I was pleased by that,” says her “Salt” co-star Liev Schreiber, who, at 6-foot-3, is one of the few who would find 5-foot-8 Jolie tiny. “I’m happy there was a flaw. Having said that, I think Angelina is pretty talented. And a remarkable human being, and a great mom. She’s definitely not like any other lady I know.”

[Various Quotes, from sources: NYDN, Music Rooms/Total Film, WaPo]

Totally crushing, right? I’m not sure a dude would talk that way about another dude, even if there was a lot of professional respect. Once again, I’m not saying Naomi (or Brad, for that matter) has anything to be worried about. It’s just interesting. ZOMG SCANDAL.

HOLLYWOOD - JULY 19: (L-R) Actors Angelina Jolie, Liev Schreiber, and Naomi Watts arrive at the premiere of Sony Pictures' 'Salt' at Grauman's Chinese Theatre on July 19, 2010 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

HOLLYWOOD - JULY 19: (L-R) Actors Angelina Jolie, Liev Schreiber, and Naomi Watts arrive at the premiere of Sony Pictures' 'Salt' at Grauman's Chinese Theatre on July 19, 2010 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

HOLLYWOOD - JULY 19: Actress Angelina Jolie (L) and actor Liev Schreiber arrive at the premiere of Sony Pictures' 'Salt' at Grauman's Chinese Theatre on July 19, 2010 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

HOLLYWOOD - JULY 19: (L-R) Actors Angelina Jolie, Liev Schreiber, and Naomi Watts arrive at the premiere of Sony Pictures' 'Salt' at Grauman's Chinese Theatre on July 19, 2010 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

HOLLYWOOD - JULY 19: Actress Angelina Jolie (L) and actor Liev Schreiber arrive at the premiere of Sony Pictures' 'Salt' at Grauman's Chinese Theatre on July 19, 2010 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed.

78 Responses to “Does Liev Schreiber have a little crush on Angelina Jolie?”

Comments are Closed

We close comments on older posts to fight comment spam.

  1. denise says:

    Naomi’s expression is the first pic is hilarious. She’s like , “Not this bitch”.

  2. Chicoulina says:

    Naomi’s dress does not fit her well in the chest.I didn’t notice she was so flat chested.I would prefer that dress on Angelina.I wasn’t crazy about Angelina’s choice of dress.Shiny black in the summer?Tragic…
    I think Liev is ugly.I do not find the attraction?

  3. anon says:

    Angelina Jolie said she looks forward to the day when she can put “Salt” in the DVD player for the children: “not a lot of people get to see a movie where their parents fell in love.” :)

  4. LOVE ANGELINA says:

    LOL Awwww I thought that was all sooo sweet. Angie just does has that affect on people.

    I have read about another celeb guy gushing over another celeb guy. It was Javier Bardem gushing over Brad Pitt. He had never worked with Brad but he mentioned they meet. I think he compared to feeling like a being a 14 year girl. It was in Elle magazine.

  5. Heaven-bound says:

    Of course, every man has a crush on Angelina– Oh please! ….. She is sooo irresistible- It must be the chicken legs.

  6. nnn says:

    It’s just respect of her as a woman and as a professional mixed with the little normal tender inclination towards beautiful people you appreciate and are a little bit intimidated by. Nothing more nothing else.

    I have seen the video of those pictures and it was very ‘familiy reunion like’, Angie saying to Naomi how beautiful her kids are.

    Oh and men like to watch women fighting whatever their physique…women always fight dirty for some reason.

  7. Kaiser says:

    anon- that made me LMAO!!

  8. imo says:

    No. I think you’re reaching. Trying to stir up the pot for more “I hate Angie” comments.

  9. lisa says:

    OH please NO drama..they were very friendly at the premier.She and Naomi too..hugging and talking kids..

    But Angelina is a woman that men crush over. Some women are that way. Some women men see as friend or sister.. Angie is in a league of her own. So crushing is nothing. He seem happy with his family. And Angelina is all Girly with Brad. Something I find very cute about her. She is really strong and determined.. but around Brad we see the female. She glows with him..

    I love those two sides of her. And men see that. It is attractive.

    @imo.. yep they will be here soon.. Angie should bottle that scent. The smell of a news story on her is like bees to honey. They come out of the wood work. Actor who are needing attention would buy it in droves.

    least we forget..this movie was made over a year ago.. but don’t let that stop the snarky comments. LOL..

  10. Melanie says:

    Anon! YOU Fucking rock! LOLOOLO

  11. truthSF says:

    @anon, too funny, and then It would be “The Tourist”.

  12. Tia C says:

    anon: Unless I missed something, wouldn’t that be “Mr. and Mrs. Smith”? That was the movie that Brad and Angelina fell in love while filming.

    I can’t believe I used to drink with Liev in college and now he’s making movies with Angelina Jolie. Life is a trip! LOL!

  13. Maggie Grace says:

    I don’t see any out of the ordinary chemistry in those pics. Naomi’s dress was lovely, but it didn’t fit her well. She is so gorgeous.

  14. nnn says:

    Well Heavenbound, men are not like us, those chicken legs are very long and supple with great flexibility (as seen in WANTED) not to mention not different than those of most models.

    Men probably fantasize about what they are capable of doing you know…they are attractive to them. Men see physical beauty in terms of energy, capacity, aura. We see it in terms of image and the perception we put on them.

    You see the mass, they see the lenght and this is a very attractive point for many men whatever the thickness of the legs…otherwise models would have a difficult time finding someone who want them and their chicken skinnier legs raving about how long their legs are and probably thinking about what they could do.

  15. TaylorB says:

    I am shocked that she isn’t bald by now, long hair and babies is a difficult combo… pulling on hair is like crack for babies. My neices practically hung from my hair like little monkeys when they were babies.

  16. andrea says:

    sure, i can buy that, mostly b/c of his “sexual tension” comment. she was probably like, dude, what sexual tension, brad pitt you are not! :)

    in that side view pic, naomi looks flat as hell.

  17. LOVE ANGELINA says:

    LOL Tia C it was supposed to be a joke on Anon’s part. It wasn’t funny to me because Angelina hasn’t shown a speckle of interest in another guy since she meet Brad. The way she gushes about Brad…makes me wonder how he is bed, I mean I am sure he is a great father and that can be hot but its takes a lot more than that to make a woman crazy in love like Angie is with Brad. He certainly sounds very considerate of his partners, which is important during sex, I don’t know. When people try to say she is involved with someone else its like look at Angie and Brad at premieres, read her interviews…its not believable.

  18. Amy says:

    LOL, Denise. So true! I think Naomi is just as pretty as Angelina, though.

  19. Heaven-bound says:

    Really? WANTED… that movie sucked and she was at her thinnest there. Maybe the men you know .. She does not do much for the ones I know. Ya know I have brothers and friends and they never mention her as being hot. I think the women tend to think she is pretty. Men not so much.

  20. denise says:

    @ Amy

    Naomi is a pretty girl,and a talented actress.

    @ Heavenbound

    Yea, Angie in Wanted was extremely bony. I was worried she was going to break something.

  21. Zoe says:

    So what? This is news? Men love beautiful women.

  22. Kim says:

    Liev mentioned in another interview that their kids often played together on the set. Despite the fact that the tabloids claimed AJ’s kids never visited the Salt set( because there were no pics).The tabloids think if there are no pics than it didn’t occur unless they are claiming cheating than they don’t need pics. Tia C, anon was trying to be a smartass implying that Angie and Liev fell in love while filming Salt.I think it is cool that Javier calls Brad “a beauty” and that he feels he “could fall in love with him”. Rare for a guy to admit that about another guy.

  23. nnn says:

    What are talking ?

    I say her legs show their flexibility in WANTED.

    And i agree with you that she was extremely thin there but i have read many times men raving about her physique in that specific movie focusing on her flexibility skills and her long legs.

    I have also brothers and it’s the contrary. Some people think she is beautiful, others don’t think she is ugly but not all that but most agree that she oozes s*xuality and is hot.

    And again, like i said in my previous post, where we women will look first at the mass, the form of a leg, they will look at the length and are very fond of long legs whatever the thickness.

  24. denise says:

    Angie is pretty and sexy, but her legs are not. A few more pounds would improve their appearance.

  25. Heaven-bound says:

    @ nnn

    Ok chill out! You don’t have to keep editing yourself to prove your point. Ugh! Ok, Ok, The men you know like her … What ever… Calm down.

    That is the reason men like sports illustrated and not Vouge. Men like curvy sexy women. Not the boney type of models that you mentioned. That is a women thing. But you are entitled to your opinion. And so am I. Good Day! :)

  26. Maritza says:

    I don’t find him attractive at all, small eyes and thin lips, the only thing he has going for him is his height and career. Naomi looks adorable.

  27. TaylorB says:


    I agree, she is beautiful, but as far as legs go hers are not my taste far too thin. I think Kathleen Turners legs in Romancing the Stone were darn near perfect, definition, tone, not too skinny. I wish my legs were like that, but sadly I do have chicken legs… perhaps that is why I am not a fan skinny legs.

  28. Zoe says:

    @TiaC –
    Are you serious? You don’t get Anon’s joke? Did you graduate highschool?

  29. meme says:

    gee, i was just starting to maybe like her and all these drooling crap ensues so now i hate her again. BELIEVE IT OR NOT, i know men who don’t find her attractive AND THEY’RE NOT GAY. REALLY!!!

  30. Zoe says:

    I am shocked that she isn’t bald by now, long hair and babies is a difficult combo… pulling on hair is like crack for babies. My neices practically hung from my hair like little monkeys when they were babies.

    @TaylorB – Gross comment. Maybe she actually teaches her children not to act like monkeys?

  31. irena NL says:

    I see a combination and admiration and fascination in Liev’s face when he looks at Angie’s. She’s an intriguing woman with a beautiful face, and high intelligence. I think that makes some women hate her. Women who may have never known they had any insecurities until someone of her beauty and independent spirit comes along.

  32. Melanie says:

    @ lOVE A: Give it up, She is no longer hot and she will destroy poor Brad’s career but it is all cool. HE DESERVES EVERYTHING COMING TO HIS HOT ASS>

  33. denise says:

    @ Melanie

    You’re a brave woman.

  34. LOVE ANGELINA says:

    I thought men liked Sports Illustrated swim suit issue because the girls are in bikinis. They don’t even put athlete on the cover of the swimsuit issue, its a model. A thin model. Hardly any muscle. Also if they are reading Sports Illustrated when its not the swim suit issue…its because they like sports. Duh. I know plenty of guys who think Angelina is sexy as hell and would give up their left nut to get at that. So really its to each their own. I know women like to pounce on something they consider a flaw in another woman.

    Megan Fox is beautiful but people go and go on about how she had work done. Doesn’t make her any less hot. Angelina is beautiful, sexy, confident, and could probably put any woman’s bed room skills to shame in one hour but women like to point out her flaws and revel in hearing 1 or 2 guys say they aren’t attracted to her. Its lame.

  35. Zoe says:

    I am sure you are a real stunner yourself.

  36. buckley says:

    Probably not since he has a beautiful and, in my opinion, a more talented actress by his side.

  37. Johnthing says:

    Liev really does look like a gerbil!

  38. nnn says:

    Oh i am totally relaxed

    Just wanted to say that what you see as unappealing and pass as something that is universally shared actually appeal to a lot of other people who in their majority are men….and the girls in SI are busty with….long legs some of them as skinny or skinnier than Jolie (Gisèle Bundchen, Alessandra Ambrioso, ect…).

  39. Beth says:

    When the breakup rumors came out a few weeks ago about Liev and Naomi some tabs and websites tried to say he and Angelina were having an affair but very few people were buying it. I don’t see how anybody can claim Naomi hates Angelina based on one picture, especially when they are smiling at each other in the next photo. But people always see what they want to see.

  40. Brittney says:

    Angie would so choose Naomi over Liev.

  41. TaylorB says:

    #31 (can’t read your name)

    That wasn’t meant to be an insult at all, I am sorry and somewhat confused as to why, you took it that way. I just happen to have long hair and babies love to pull on long hair. Most of my friends gave up and cut their hair short when they had babies because of constant tugging and pulling. Not sure what was gross about that, but it was not intended to be offensive.

  42. Camille says:

    Come on folks, don’t bite, certain people are just trying to wind certain other people up :lol: .

    I think that was a sweet interview by Liev. And Naomi and Angelina are *both* gorgeous woman, I like them both.

  43. Zoe says:

    When you have Brad Pitt I don’t think you would look twice at Liev.

  44. andrea says:

    @love angelina – i was actually thinking, ya know, besides the whole cheating and leaving his wife business (?), brad does seem like a pretty good partner, attentive, affectionate, is a good parent, seems happy in his own skin, etc. i remember that he dated gwyneth and juliette lewis – dont really recall any big stories about him being an ass to them either.

  45. Oenix says:

    @ Brittney
    “Angie would so choose Naomi over Liev”

    Same w/Vanessa Paradis over Johnnie Depp!

  46. Jeanne says:

    Ugh – how obnoxious! Being 5’8″ is a flaw? Liev, your whole existence is a flaw – your ugly face, your hairy chest, and your pudgy bod!

  47. San says:

    He shouldve left out the sexual tension thing and said she made him feel like a 8yr old crushing on his pretty teacher. Anyway fame has changed. With anybody getting attention for whatever, people that get attention for great work looks charm and longevity is dying down. Pitt and Jolie are the last few who get attention for those reasons. All of those attributes garner attention make people want to talk good or bad about them

  48. Iggles says:

    TaylorB – When my nephew was a baby he I certainly don’t remembering him pulling anyone’s hair. That’s behavior we would have shut down quickly, so your comment about hair pulling is new to me.

    Of course babies like to reach for things that dangle (earrings, scarfs, necklaces), but as with anything else if you teach them not to pull you hair it won’t be an issue. Cutting your hair because a baby pulls on it seems extreme to me. Repetition and re-enforcement modifies behavior.

  49. A.K.A. says:


    Well I think you’re just too sweet for even bothering with an apology since Zoe seems to be in such a nice mood and has been shooting off adorable comments at quite a few already!

    That said, I totally understand what you were getting at because my 3 babies were always doing it too. By the handful!!! I had to always tie my hair up even going out, because whenever I’d carry them out of their carseat into their stroller , I’d lose yet another hundred thousand hairs !!! :D

  50. lucy2 says:

    I don’t know, sounds like typical costar gushing to me. All the celebs do it, talk about how awesome their costar is when selling a film. Sounds like he enjoyed working with her – I don’t like her all that much, but I’ve never heard a costar say a bad word about her, she must be good to work with.

    Naomi’s dress looks painful. Personally, I enjoy being able to breath, but that’s just me.

    Angelina looks exactly like her brother in that first photo.

  51. Stephy2485 says:

    Nothing like a conversation among strangers about politics, religion or AJ to heat things up!!! lol

    On the topic of her children getting to see the movie their parents fell in love while filming, I feel that was a mean spirited comment that Jolie should have kept to herself…I mean, Brad Pitt was WITH Jennifer Aniston when he began filming and then he cheated on her and left her, and this was mere weeks after he was on Oprah and said he wanted to have children with Aniston because they’d be “little hers”…
    Before women everywhere were finished heaving their collective sigh of “awwwwww!!” he had left her ass and was boinking you-know-who.

    I think it’s so inconsiderate and unkind for her to bring it up.

  52. bellaluna says:

    My hair is over 2 feet long. My baby loves to pet it, pat it, and pull it. I’m teaching him “gentle” and “soft” and “nice.” I also keep it in a bun.

    After 3 kids, at my age I am still able to do the splits. My hubby likes my flexibility AND the fact that I am “the embodiment of sexy” as he says. I have boobs, hips, and a waist. Different men like different things. ‘Nuff said.

    anon – Too funny! Loved your joke!

  53. lisa says:

    Oh please it was 2 years later.. and if you read the comment in context it was true. Their kids will get a kick out of seeing their parents in a film together. What do you think the copies of the film will explode. She was talking about the man in her life. Sorry after the divorce It really does not matter if Jennifer was bothered by it. I really wonder what this whole situation would be today if Aniston had met someone and started a family. I really don’t think it would have been an issue at all. It is an issue because he has a family and a partner and she does not. SIMPLE as that. and as long as it is the case then we get..Jen’s feelings were hurt. HOW they were hurt is beyond me when she admitted she bought the magazine when it came out and read it. So why did she wait 2 years to get her feelings hurt. Please. Divorce is not a surprise for the people involved. And that marriage didn’t end on the day they announced the split. It ended way before that.

    And please present you PROOF he cheated on her. Sorry he feel in love and left then got with Angelina. See we all have our take on this story. But the bottom line is MOVE ON. He is with Angelina and it has been almost 6 years. Seems happy. and the fact that people not involved are pissed this long is more their problem then Brad/Angie’s or even Jennifer’s.

  54. She-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named says:

    I thought it was common knowledge by now that he didn’t cheat on her. Even Jen admitted that in an interview with ABC news in 2005.

    But, by all means, call the mother of his six children a whore. It’s so empowering to women.

  55. LOVE ANGELINA says:

    Ooooo I have an answer for you guys on the hair pulling question. You guys seemed to be really into that for some odd reason. If you ever seen pics of Shi when she was a baby or the twins. They always had something called a Silkie. A little soft blanket that they carry around. Giving them something to hold and not reach for their mom or dad’s hair. Now as for Maddox and Zee they may have been hair pullers…as now evidenced by the fact that any future baby after them now has a silike to hold whilst being carried around by their loving mom and dad. :D

  56. snappyfish says:

    I thought every living organism had a little crush on Angelina.

  57. lisa says:

    @love Angelina… Awwww

    that was really good.. and yep all the three younger ones have them.. But I have seen pics of Madd’s fingers all up in her hair.. just playing in it..

    but your idea is a good one..

  58. Majosha says:

    “least we forget..this movie was made over a year ago.. but don’t let that stop the snarky comments. LOL..”

    Lisa, if you’re going to rag on other posters, please at least acquaint yourself with a dictionary. Really, it won’t bite, and you’re in desperate need of its guidance.

  59. anon says:

    @lisa I understand your comments just fine and many posters seem lacking in spelling and grammar. I think its because of the all the texting and initials in use these days. I like your comments and the others, :-) and its not a class where you will get a grade :-)

  60. jojo says:

    oh ok, now it became a new power to discover that somebody has a crush on another just looking pictures. great… somebody is spending a lot of time online.

  61. Iris says:

    #55 She Who Must Not Be Named: “I thought it was common knowledge by now that he didn’t cheat on her. Even Jen admitted that in an interview with ABC news in 2005.

    But, by all means, call the mother of his six children a whore. It’s so empowering to women.”


  62. Mouse says:

    That would explain why Naomi looks like she wants to kick Angie in her ladyparts.

  63. Daniel says:

    You would have to be blind or an idiot and NOT be attracted to her. Even my wife thinks she’s hot, lol!

  64. mtngirl says:

    Whatever, maybe a “widdle” crush, who wouldn’t have that? Who cares? Bet they are both happy families that are rich, good looking, and working to make a better life for their children and a lot of other people, namely their family, assistants, lawyers, studios and various charitable organizations. Should they be faulted for playing nice?

  65. purelife says:

    is this the body they called very thin????? look at her and Noami. Shes even wider with almost same thickness. i think her skin is just tight from head to foot and so she doesnt have saggy skin to store more fat. i think angelina is very healthy and you can tell that with skin like hers.

  66. purelife says:

    she actually gained weight recently. u cant see much of her collarbones now. she looks good.

  67. purelife says:

    is that the bracelet designed for jolie by Aspray? Cant see it clearly if its the snake

  68. lisa says:

    Yes that is one of the designs.. It is black and I think the eyes are emeralds.

    She wears the rings a lot.. I actually think the jewelery is quite pretty. Especially that bracelet.

  69. crab says:

    It looks like her kids have been pulling on her hair! It’s been awfully stringy for a while!

  70. TaylorB says:

    Love Angelina,

    Not sure if it was a ‘silkie’ (sp??) brand blanket, but my college roommate dated a guy (fantastic fella) who still carried a bit of his baby blanket in his pocket and when he stressed he would rub it between his fingers… that sounds dirty, not meant to. Actually, it was really quite sweet.

  71. TaylorB says:


    I know what you mean about the earrings, etc. and in my business wearing those kind of items is a recipe for disaster. But sadly, I must wear the specs and between my long hair and my ‘shiny’ glasses sometimes I felt like I was the toy with my brothers kids… and as an auntie who sees them so rarely I reserve the right to spoil and snuggle, I leave the hard stuff to the parents ;-)

  72. Zoe says:

    @AKA – Mind your own business.

  73. TaylorB says:

    Zoe, (couldn’t read your name before, sorry)

    What exactly about my comment was ‘gross’ or offensive? I am simply curious. I thought it was just a comment about babies pulling on long hair, how exactly did that offend you? I honestly did not intend to do so, and since you are here I would appreciate it if you would at least explain. Thanks.

  74. Zoe says:

    @TaylorB, I know you did not intend to offend anyone. I tried to post why twice yesterday but they deleted both of my posts. I just find it ‘gross’ when parents let their kids do whatever they want. And then women cut their hair off and it looks terrible.

  75. TaylorB says:


    That is cool, simple misunderstanding.

    Personally I love my long hair, but I can understand how a parent (especially one with 6 kids) would throw in the towel and cut their hair off to stave off the constant washing, gum wads, kid barf, and other ‘hair beatings’ that kids tend to dole out. ;-)

  76. frewt says:

    God, ok how about we elevate ourselves out of the mire and suppose just for a second that these two women like and respect each other, instead of always assuming the lowest common denominator. I’m not threatened or insecure around beautiful women and I don’t imagine Naomi would be either. She and Leiv seem rock solid and they have a baby together for fuck’s sake. Are you implying he’s fickle? Similarly, I think Ange might respect Naomi’s talent. Not all women are overcome by petty jealousies and it doesn’t do anything for the sisterhood to assume that they are.

  77. Ruxi says:

    I’d hit it…all three of them @ the same time.