Vanessa Paradis and Johnny Depp.

Not quite soulmates ... Vanessa Paradis and Johnny Depp.

French actress Vanessa Paradis says the term soulmates scares her a lot.

Earlier this year, reports surfaced that Paradis and Johnny Depp, her partner of 14 years, were experiencing difficulties in their relationship. Paradis told Stylist magazine what she thinks about the idea of soulmates.

"I have a problem with the term soulmates, it scares me a lot," she told the magazine. "It's such a strong statement - it's like a marriage contract. I believe in love, and I want to believe that it lasts forever.

"But I'm like everyone else, you have to take things a day at a time and you can never know what comes next. All you can do is hope and love and live.

"When you say, 'This is my soulmate,' it's almost like saying, 'Well, OK, we're done here then,' That's why I don't really like to use that term, but I understand it."

Her new film Cafe de Flore explores the theme of love, and the 39-year-old thinks audiences will identify with its strong messages.

"Definitely. It's everything that drives us universally. What love makes us do, what love makes us feel, what we do for love and what we do because of love - completely," she said.

"Love hurts and burns. This is why it's so powerful - it's such a universal feeling. Everyone knows it."

Paradis and Depp have two children together, daughter Lily-Rose and son Jack.

CM

 Follow Life & Style on Twitter

 Follow Life & Style on Pinterest  

 Follow Life & Style on Instagram @life_style_news