Or, as Ben puts it, he's "not very present" with his family.

At least the Town actor admits his wife Jennifer Garner does "everything" with their children Violet, six, Seraphina, three and six-month-old Samuel because he is often not around, but does try and do things with them whenever he can.

He said: "I am not very present in the rest of my life. My wife's very patient. She does everything. If I have time, I try to spend time with my kids, even if just to be a physical presence, the bath, whatever." Sound.

In case there was any doubt, the 40-year-old actor/director does not believe he could be a full-time stay-at-home father because he loves his work too much: "I don't want to be a stay-at-home dad. Work is very important to me. I like to work... But I need my work to mean something to me in order for me to not be home with them." I'm sure they'll appreciate that when they're older.

Speaking of his work "obsession", he said: "My mind is always going, 'How are we going to light that show tomorrow? What's the master shot for that scene? Is there even going to be a master?'"

Another story your kids are bound to be riveted by when they're old enough to understand.