Liev Schreiber realizes it's ironic that he's chosen to meet for lunch at a downtown Manhattan café called the Smile. "Ray Donovan doesn't smile — it's not my fault!" he says with a laugh. "[Showtime president] David Nevins said to me, 'Could you maybe find a place to smile?' 'I had no idea I had permission. You want me to? I'll smile!' So you'll notice a bit more smiling."
The 45-year-old actor certainly has reason to grin these days:
Fixer, fix thyself. Easier said than done in the gaudy cesspool of soul-sucking mendacity we call Hollywood, where Ray Donovan plies his gruff trade as the strong and silent go-to problem-solver of the stars. Showtime's Ray Donovan (Sunday, 10/9c), the summer's best and boldest new show, is a Scandal for the serious-minded: outrageously compelling and teeming with sinister surprise, yet never seeming crazily sensational as it goes to emotional and violent extremes.
Liev Schreiber is joking that he could use a Ray Donovan right about now. The title character Schreiber plays on Showtime's new drama is a fixer for the Los Angeles elite — the guy you call when your agent, lawyer, manager, publicist, Pilates instructor and raw-food chef can't help you with a crisis. A high-priced-hooker habit? A taste for drugs? A gorgeous corpse in the bathtub? That's when Ray steps in with a plan.
Showtime has ordered dramas Ray Donovan and Masters of Sex to series, the network announced Monday.
Ray Donovan stars Liev Schreiber as Los Angeles' best professional troubleshooter who can make anyone anyone's problems disappear, except those ...
Less than two weeks after Fox announced that this would be the final season of House, Peter Jacobson has already signed on to recur on Showtime's Ray Donovan pilot, Deadline reports.
House pulls the plug after eight seasons
Ray Donovan stars Liev Schreiber as Los Angeles' best professional troubleshooter who can make anyone anyone's problems disappear, except those of his own family. Jacobson...
Jon Voight, Elliot Gould
Jon Voight and Elliott Gould have joined the Showtime drama pilot Ray Donovan, the network announced Thursday.
Ray Donovan will star Liev Schreiber as Los Angeles' best professional trouble shooter who can make anyone anyone's problems disappear, except those of his own family.
Liev Schreiber to stay in Showtime's Ray Donovan
Voight, 73, will play Mickey, the father of ...
Paula Malcomson has been cast as the female lead in Showtime's Ray Donovan pilot, Deadline.com reports.
Liev Schreiber to star in Showtime's Ray Donovan
The drama stars...
Let The Hunger Games begin!
Jennifer Lawrence has made the transformation into Katniss Everdeen, the Hunger Games heroine who she'll portray in...
The Hunger Games has finished casting its 24 tributes, who will compete in a grisly competition in which the victor is the only one who survives.
Alexander Ludvig (Race to Witch Mountain) and Isabelle Fuhrman (Orphan) will play...
Hunger Games has found its drunk former champ.
Woody Harrelson has been cast as Haymitch Abernathy in the upcoming big-screen adaptation of Suzanne Collins' dystopian novel, The Hollywood Reporter reports.