Ewan McGregor admitted that he took nine months without working to spend more time with his children.
The actor, 47, shares the children Clara, 22, Esther, 16, Jamyan 17 and Anouk, seven with his ex-wife Eve Mavrakis.
Speaking to Christine Bleakley on Good Morning Britain on Thursday, Ewan revealed that he stopped working after his last film, Christopher Robin, last November, when he began to wonder why he was "working".
Give priority to your family: Ewan McGregor has admitted that he has taken nine months without working to spend more time with his children
After talking about her new movie, Christopher Robin, who sees Ewan play the lead role of Winnie the Pooh's faithful partner, Christine was anxious to know if the actor had taken home some pooh-ism & # 39; with the.
"Somehow I've adopted one of them," said the actor. "From the moment we wrapped ourselves up, I have not worked since I made this film last November."
"I took this free time, I needed it and I wanted to do it." I'm about to start something in September and I look back now and think "what have I done?" And I have not really done anything! But I've been really busy doing nothing!
Timeout: Talking to Christine Bleakley on Good Morning Britain on Thursday, Ewan revealed that he stopped working after his last film, Christopher Robin, wrapped up last November.
"That's a bit pooh-ism that nothing leads to the best," he joked, adding that he has taken the time to see more of his family.
"In fact, it's been great to have this free time, I've spent a lot of time with my children, I've spent a lot of time doing things that I like to do, ride a bike and touch up old cars.
"Things that I felt I did not have time to do and that do not really have much time."
Drama: Ewan's comments come only a few weeks after his eldest daughter Clara, 22, attacked his girlfriend Mark Elizabeth Winstead (pictured in May 2017) in an attack on social media
"I was thinking" what am I working for? "I was just working to work and I want to work to live."
He ended the interview saying that we should all follow Pooh's initiative, laughing: "More love and more time doing nothing".
Ewan's comments come only a few weeks after his eldest daughter Clara, 22, lashed out at her girlfriend, Mark Elizabeth Winstead, in a social media attack.
Clara has had no trouble conveying her feelings about the separation from her parents after Ewan and her Fargo co-star Mary first made an appearance with her fledgling romance in Los Angeles in November as she walks away from his wife Eve Mavrakis. 22 years.
Arresting: Last month, an apparently infuriated Clara hit in the comments section, while writing: "The most beautiful and talented woman on earth? (Smiling faces) Oh man, you are all delirious." The girl is a piece of garbage (smiling face) x & # 39;
From her verified Instagram account, the model went to the comments section of a fan page of the actress, who was first seen with Ewan in October, to lash out at the page's administrators for calling Mary bella.
A seemingly enraged Clara hit in the comments section as she wrote: "The most beautiful and talented woman on earth?" (Smiling faces) Oh man, you are all delirious The girl is a piece of garbage (smiling face) x & # 39;
MailOnline contacted the representatives of Clara and Mary to comment.
Act of class: in May, Ewan and Eve buried the ax in time to see their daughter Clara graduate from New York University.