14/08/2014 12:47 BST | Updated 22/05/2015 06:12 BST

Anna Friel Plans To Freeze Her Eggs

Anna Friel talks about freezing her eggs to have baby with Rhys Ifans

Mum-of-one Anna Friel has said she is thinking of freezing her eggs and having a baby with boyfriend Rhys Ifans - but only when he feels ready to become a dad.

Anna, 36, is already mum to seven-year-old daughter Gracie, who she had during her 10-year relationship with Harry Potter star David Thewlis.

The actress has now been seeing Rhys for two years, and admits she does want another child.

Speaking to Easy Living magazine, Anna said that although she was keen to become a mum again, she wasn't sure if the timing was right.

"I do want another child, but it's not something I want to rush into at his point in my life with Rhys. I think he would like his own child, but I'm not sure we're ready yet," she said, adding: "I'm 36. All my friends around me are freezing their eggs!"

The working mum also revealed that she thought it was 'so much harder to be a woman these days'.

"We've got to do everything - keep working and cope with travelling, and still be a mother," she added.