Los Angeles: Actress Kate Beckinsale is looking forward to reclaiming her old life when her daughter goes to university. The London-born star thinks she will have more spare time to "resume" the life she enjoyed before giving birth to her daughter Lily in 1999, with her now ex-husband Michael Sheen, reports femalefirst.co.uk. "Now my daughter is going to be at university, that will be completely possible again. I will be able to spend more time in England," Beckinsale told the Sunday Times newspaper. "As much as you're going, 'F**k, how am I going to bear it? My daughter is going to college,' there's another voice that kind of goes, 'I'll be excited to resume being the person I was before," she added. The "Pearl Harbor" actress also spoke about the "ideal phase" of her life. "My ideal phase (in my life) was when Michael (Sheen) and I were hopping back and forth, going, 'It's a bit grey and miserable in London. Should we go to Los Angeles for a couple of months?' Then going, 'Had enough of that. Let's go back and go to the theatre'," Beckinsale said. "That was ideal. It didn't last long but it was ideal," she added.