British actress Anna Friel is considering freezing her eggs because she is not yet ready to have a child with boyfriend Rhys Ifans.

The Pushing Daisies star, who turns 37 in July (13), has been dating the Welsh actor since 2011 but admits they have no immediate plans to start a family.

Friel is already mother to seven-year-old daughter Gracie from her previous relationship with Harry Potter star David Thewlis, and is now considering her options in case she wants a child in the future with Ifans.

She tells Easy Living magazine, "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...

"I'm 36. All my friends around me are freezing their eggs! It's 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."