The Ring actress Naomi Watts covers the July issue of Red and opens up about raising her two sons – Sasha, 9, and Kai, 8 – with her ex, Ray Donovan star Liev Schreiber.

On co-parenting: “Right now I’m at a point where I’m healing and just wanting to protect the family unit, and we’re doing, so far, a pretty good job with that. We have huge love and respect for one another and high hopes for it to remain that way going forward.” 

On dating: “[Dating] just seems completely frivolous and counterproductive and just not really in my world right now.”

On being a mom of sons: “I always knew I’d be a mum of two boys. Being a mum is about guiding them but also staying out of the way. And I’m a stickler for manners. The British in me.”

For more from Naomi, go to Red