Josh Hartnett has opened up about how his perspective on life has changed following the birth of his baby daughter, claiming that he wished he "would have started [having children] earlier." The Penny Dreadful actor welcomed his first child with girlfriend Tamsin Egerton in November.
During an interview on US chat show Live with Kelly and Michael on Wednesday, Josh revealed how becoming a new dad has changed his life. He said: "She is the apple of my eye. She's perfect in every way… It puts things in a totally new perspective, of course. I mean, your ego melts away when you have a new kid.
The couple welcomed their first child in November
"Your heart kind of leaves your body and you give it permission to walk around with someone else for a while. It's really terrifying but it's beautiful. I love it more than anything. I wish I would have started it earlier. But I'm so glad that she is the one I'm raising."
The actor also joked about how he actually enjoys the sleepless nights. He said: "Those moments in the middle of the night are just, like, absolutely the most precious things. Because of her, [my] perspective shifted on work and stuff, too.
"I used to be a little bit more precious about what I was choosing to work on because I was just so worried about how, like, my career was going to come across and stuff like that. And now with her, I'm like, 'I just got to work. I gotta make money.'"
The couple currently reside in north London
Josh and Tamsin, who have been dating since 2012 and currently reside in north London, have kept the identity of their daughter private, and haven't shared a photo or announced her name to the public.
Josh explained to USA Today why he keeps his life so private, telling them: "I purposely didn't want people to know too much about my personal life because I think a lot of people give it away for free. I think if you spend too much time courting people's attention into your personal life, you lose your ownership of it."