Ryan Reynolds has shed some more light on why he’s taking “a little sabbatical” from making movies, something he revealed in an Instagram post a few weeks ago.

Reynolds spoke to the Hollywood Reporter at the Wall Street Journal Magazine Innovator Awards on Monday night, and when asked why he’s stepping away from filmmaking right now, he said he wants to focus on his family more.

“I’m just trying to create a little bit more space for my family and time with them,” Reynolds said of  wife Blake Lively and their three daughters. “You know, you don’t really get that time back.”

While the 45-year-old said he would miss his time on set during this hiatus, he also gave a vague timetable for when he’ll return.

“So, I’ll probably be away from film, or at least shooting films, till the end of the summer,” he said. “It just provides me an opportunity to be home.”