Ethan Hawke admits career causes strain on wife

Ethan Hawke has praised his wife Ryan for looking after their children while he is away working.

Ethan Hawke admits career causes strain on wife

Ethan Hawke admits his career can be a "strain" on his wife.

The 'Boyhood' actor feels "very lucky" that spouse Ryan - the mother of his daughters Clementine, six, and Indiana, three - is so supportive of his work but he knows the fact he is frequently away from home isn't easy on her.

He said: "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."

The 44-year-old star - who also has kids Maya, 15, and Levon, 12, with ex-wife Uma Thurman - thinks he is becoming a better father as he gets older and hopes he lives up to his own expectations as a parent.

He added to Sorted magazine: "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."

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