What do you love about the new scent?
'It's always difficult to express a scent because I'm very bad with saying 'fruity' or this and that, but I feel like it has a strength and at the same time a softness to it. It's saying a lot of things at the same time. I think there is something sensual and strong; it's a woman who is many things at the same time - one of the things you discover in acting is how many faces we all have. So this woman has several faces, you know she's strong, she's confident and she still has that docility also, in situations when it's required to be docile, to be soft, because men want women to be confident and at the same time they have to be led by the man, I think, so you need to be able to be a different woman.'
Do you have any favourite beauty products?
'I like to keep my make-up very natural, moisturiser is really key. I have two creams I use, one is Embryoliss and the other is a pure organic company called Doux Me, and the cream is called Cream Caroline. Then lip moisturiser, of course, Elizabeth Arden and also Doux Me does a great one. I also discovered this skincare brand called MV, it's Australian and completely organic too, they make this aromatic oil for the body that is amazing.'
Being so busy all the time how do you stay fit and healthy?
'The more you grow the more you realise that it's about balance. So not thinking it just comes from what sport we do, that it comes from the inside and being at peace with yourself no matter what situation presents itself. No situation deserves stress or fear. On a practical level I've started running this year, I was very lazy before. I balance it with Pilates because the problem with running is that it tightens certain parts of the body, but I love it, I find it really relaxing. I go in the morning when I wake up, I like to do it before anything else. Lately, I've been making smoothies for breakfast. Spinach is key, it's great for everything it sounds disgusting but if you balance it with berries, bananas you can make it sweeter, it's full of magnesium and zinc - it's very good for you.'
Roberto Cavalli Eau de Parfum, from £35, is available exclusively at Harrods from 12 February.