|Jennifer Connelly and Paul Bettany|
He said: "My poor wife. She moves at her own pace – she's sort of slightly in slow motion, it's mesmerizing and very beautiful – and I'm like, 'C'mon, c'mon', we're going to be late."
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Paul explained his home life has changed since becoming a father to Stellan, eight, and seven-month-old Agnes, as well as raising Kai, Jennifer's 14-year-old son from a previous relationship, as he turns down movie projects because his kids need to know he'll be around.
He added in an interview with Observer Food Monthly magazine: "I don't want to sound like it's been a sacrifice for me. Sometimes you make decisions to not work and be with your family.
"I have children – they need to know Dad's going to come home."
However, Paul admitted while as an actor he can make mistakes, the same cannot be said for being a parent.
He explained: "You can fudge a lot as an actor but you can't fudge being a parent."