Former Friends star David Schwimmer says he can’t wait to be a father when his wife Zoe Buckman gives birth to their first child later this year.

Speaking at the LA premiere of his new film, Trust, David said: “I’m very excited about being a dad.”

However he also admitted directing the film about the dangers of internet grooming had brought home his worries about the problems facing parents nowadays.

“It does make me take it very seriously how much screen time I’m going to allow my child,” he admitted.

“They say one of the most addictive toys for a three-year-old is the iPhone and that’s got to give you pause [for thought].”

The actor and his British wife Zoe Buckman revealed in December last year that they were expecting their first child.

Trust is the 44-year-old’s second film in the director’s chair after his 2007 comedy with Simon Pegg, Run Fatboy Run.

“I’d like to think the actors I work with think I am an actor’s director,” he said.

“It’s a certain kind of language that I think we speak. I’m very sensitive to an actor’s needs, I can really pick up on if an actor needs more time or needs to be pushed. I feel I’m very actor-friendly.”

Watch the trailer for Trust: