While Schreiber had met her once before briefly, that evening he waited for the chance to reconnect: "I think I was nervous, and I felt very embarrassed being there, and self-conscious, because all these movie stars were hovering.”
“I felt. . .awkward and out of my element. And I wasn't going to make a good impression. So I said, 'I'm sorry, but I gotta go home.'"
But as fate would have it, that wasn’t the end of their encounter.
As Schreiber was leaving Watts stopped him in his tracks, “Don't you want my digits?” she asked the tall Yale alum.
Describing the actress as his “ray of light," the couple have now been together for over a decade.
According to Watts, Schreiber is a trusting person. “I think ultimately he is looking for authenticity—within others and himself."
As for her pick up line, “I've never said those words before in my life and never since."