Los Angeles: 'Wolverine' star Hugh Jackman may make his living out of the big screen, but on weekdays, his home is a screen-free zone.

The actor, 42, says he got the idea from a friend and implemented it for his kids Oscar, 11, and Ava, 6, reported People magazine.

"A buddy of mine has a rule that I installed: No screens during the week. No TV, or computer, or anything like that," he said.

For Jackman, who stars as a reluctant father and washed-up boxer in the movie 'Real Steel', the screen ban is less about avoiding the pitfalls of the media age then giving his kids a little downtime.

"Kids nowadays have very little time. They seem to be at school longer than ever. They have all sorts of after school activities. By the time you have eaten and showered and dressed, it is over. So there is not much time for it anyway," he said.

Of course the no-screens rule has its drawback for the video game-loving dad.

"I love to play Wii Tennis. So I'll say to my son, 'Hey, lets go play on the Wii.' And he goes, 'Dad, it's a beautiful day! Let's go outside," he added.

(Agencies)