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    Ryan Reynolds Explained Why He Is Taking A "Sabbatical" From Acting And Talked About His Children With Blake Lively

    "It's sort of the perfect time."

    Last month, Ryan Reynolds announced that he's taking a little break from acting — which is understandable. The guy has been everywhere lately.

    Reynolds wears a red suede jacket

    In an interview with LinkedIn, the actor revealed his thinking behind the decision — and it's not just for business reasons.

    Reynolds walks down the street

    "The biggest thing for that I don't want to miss this time with my kids," Reynolds explained.

    Reynolds walks down the street

    "I want my kids to have a pretty normal schedule. For many years, when my wife Blake would shoot a film, I would not shoot a film, and I would be with the kids and vice versa. So we would sort of trade off."

    Reynolds sits in a chair

    "We never really worked at the same time. But always we were away. So the kids were away too... Now that they're in school, they have a somewhat normal schedule. I think it's totally important for their development, and I really enjoy being a present dad," he said.

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    "I love taking them to school in the morning. I love picking them up," he continued, while elaborating that he also wants time to focus on his production company, Maximum Effort. "It is a juggling act."

    Reynolds smiles in a football stadium

    Watch the entire interview here.