London: "Boyhood" star Ethan Hawke has praised his wife Ryan for looking after their children while he is away working.
The actor, who has two daughters with Ryan, said his frequent outdoor shoots take a toll on his wife's health, reported Contactmusic.
"I'm very lucky in that I have a beautiful wife who is not just a wonderful woman in my life but who is also a very good mother and she's willing to give me the freedom to keep working even though sometimes it's a strain on her," he said.
The 44-year-old star - who also has kids Maya, 15, and Levon, 12, with ex-wife Uma Thurman - said he is becoming a better father as he gets older.
"I love being at home with my children more than I ever have. I think you learn from experience not just how to be a better father but to be a more compassionate and interesting and caring man that feeds into every aspect of your life.
"I just hope I'm able to be as involved and inspiring a father as I can be and the one I would like to be."