"My selfishness meter has gone down," the Mortal Instruments actor says

By Wade Rouse
Updated December 19, 2013 01:05 PM
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Looks like Kevin Zegers is ready for a new name: Father.

After marrying his longtime girlfriend, Jaime Feld, this summer, The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones actor says the two of them are “trying hard” to become parents.

“I’ve always wanted to become a dad,” Zegers, 28, tells ET Canada. “The more stuff I can do that’s not about me, the better.”

The actor – who in August joked to PEOPLE that when his wife first referred to him as her husband “I wondered who she was talking about” – says he just adores married life.

“It’s different than I thought it would be,” Zegers says. “I feel like, now, when I work, I’m not just working for myself. My selfishness meter has gone down.”