NEW YORK — Being the face of Givenchy's Very Irresistible fragrance has proved to be quite an enticing deal for Liv Tyler.
For starters, the former model, 30, is loaded up with beauty and skincare products, courtesy of the brand. "I have a good amount of stuff, not crazy," she says. "I have a little linen closet near my bathroom just filled. I don't have hundreds of pairs of shoes or anything."
And it pays to be pals with Tyler, because she'll hook you up with some pricey products. "Givenchy sends me so many fun things to play with all the time, and I get to share with my friends," she says.
She didn't have much time to be a beauty queen while romancing Bruce Banner, as his love interest Betty Ross, in The Incredible Hulk. Tyler wrapped the film just before Halloween and calls the experience "intense," perhaps because Banner is played by famously intense actor Edward Norton, who also wrote the screenplay.
"It was very physical, which was fun for me," she says. "I got to do a whole bunch of action stuff I'd never done, (like) running in front of tanks."
The film opens next summer and features a who's who of character actors, including William Hurt, Tim Roth and Tim Blake Nelson. And Tyler promises that action sequences aside, "There's a real story to it, a real relationship between all the characters."
With a special focus on Banner, of course. "The basic idea is that he's been in exile and really suffering with what he has become and what he has done to the people he loves," she says. "The story is basically about him connecting with someone to find a cure."
Now, Tyler is back home in Manhattan for the holidays with husband Royston Langdon and son Milo, almost 3. Downtown dweller Tyler says her family has been hounded by shutterbugs, so they're probably going to relocate from New York to somewhere quieter.
"I don't want my son to grow up like this," she says. "I grew up in Maine and had a great sense of wide-open (spaces). I just don't want to deal with this anymore."
One thing she has to deal with: Milo growing up. "We're in the middle of potty-training and transferring to a big-boy bed, so it's a little bit of an interesting time."
It's a great time for a work break, though. "I'm excited to stay home and cook and do some fun projects."