ELLE caught up with Laura Haddock, 27, who plays Da Vincis love interest to talk period costumes and life with fiancé, actor Sam Claflin.
For Laura, who many will recognise from The Inbetweeners Movie, her conflicted character Lucrezia was a dream role.
'At first she seems to just swan around shopping and flirting but as the series goes on you see shes so much more. You never know who she really is because shes different with everyone.'
With its fantastical element, the shows designer Annie Symons went all out creating an array of colourful and exotic costumes.
Taking inspiration from Alexander McQueen and classic Renaissance dress, she used caged-bird and feather motifs with one of Lauras costumes festooned with two-thousand chicken feathers.
'I loved working with Annie. Because Da Vinci was so ahead of his time she wanted the fashion to be really forward-thinking and metaphorical.'
'In one scene I had really thick leather caging wrapped around my waist so I could physically experience how suffocated Lucrezia felt.'
As well as elaborate costumes, the role also demanded some nudity which Laura admitts she struggled with.
'Its always a bit awkward but I was aware that a big part of Lucrezia is how she uses her sexuality as a weapon to get what she wants.'
And with fiancé Sam starring opposite Oscar-winner Jennifer Lawrence in the second installment of The Hunger Games Trilogy, Catching Fire, more red carpets beckon.
'Everything thats happened to Jen recently is crazy but shes still so lovely and normal,' Laura says of Claflin's Oscar-winning co-star.
'We do love to dress up for the odd event but we live quite inconspicuous lives and were hoping that will continue.'
Da Vincis Demons starts today on FOX
Watch the trailer for Da Vinci's Demons