Ray Donovan star Liev Schreiber says he and Jon Voight ‘made an agreement years ago to just never talk about politics’
Liev Schreiber and his Ray Donovan co-star Jon Voight don’t talk politics.
The Ray Donovan star, 54, speaking with TV Line on Monday, said that he and the conservative actor, 83, made a pact not to discuss political events while working together on the Showtime drama.
‘Jon and I made an agreement years ago to just never talk about politics,’ Schreiber said. ‘It’s just something that we don’t want in the workspace. We don’t want that.’
The latest: Liev Schreiber, 54, said that he and Ray Donovan co-star Jon Voight, 83, made a pact not to discuss political events while working together on the Showtime drama. The actor was snapped last year in NYC
He continued: ‘Our jobs are difficult enough as they are without all the other nonsense coming into it. So, for that brief time that we’re working together, we just don’t do it.’
The San Francisco native, who played the titular character on the series to Voight’s Mickey Donovan, said that he’s fond of the veteran actor on a personal level.
‘I love Jon,’ said Schreiber, who is father to sons, Sasha, 14, and Kai, 13, with ex Naomi Watts, 53. ‘I would do anything for him.’
Schreiber, who shared the screen with Voight on the fixer drama for seven seasons between 2013 and 2020, had past spoken out in response to Voight’s outspoken political beliefs and support of former President Donald Trump.
Schreiber shared the screen with Voight on the fixer drama for seven seasons between 2013 and 2020
Voight was awarded with the National Medal of Arts by former President Donald Trump in 2019
After Trump’s infamous ‘Grab them by the p****’ discussion with Billy Bush on Access Hollywood went public in October of 2016, Voight took to Twitter to defend then-candidate Trump.
‘I don’t know of too many men who haven’t expressed some sort of similar sexual terms toward women, especially in their younger years,’ Voight said, to which Schreiber responded, ‘Thankfully they are not running for president.’
Following the 2020 election, Voight took to Twitter to protest the results, declaring President Joe Biden’s win as fraudulent.
Schreiber delivered a diplomatic response after Voight took to Twitter to protest the 2020 election results declaring President Joe Biden as fraudulent, decrying Voight’s ideas while praising him personally
Schreiber responded to a defense of Trump in 2016 after the release of the Access Hollywood tape
‘My fellow Americans, I stand here with all the feelings I do, disgusted with this lie that Biden has been chosen,’ Voight said. ‘As if we all don’t know the truth. And when one tries to deceive, we know that one can’t get away with it, there will be a price to pay.’
He added, ‘This is now our greatest fight since the Civil War: the battle of righteousness versus Satan – yes, Satan,’ adding that those on the left politically are ‘evil, corrupt, and they want to tear down this nation.’
Asked for comment on Voight’s statement, Schreiber delivered a diplomatic response, decrying Voight’s ideas while praising him personally.
‘I love Jon and always will,’ Schreiber said. ‘Even as he instigates violence and division…. While I may not share his views on politics or policy he will always be my brother. For me, that is the guiding principle this country was built on. More important than ever…’