Sept. 21, 2012 | 3:20 p.m.
Milla Jovovich first stepped into the boots of the zombie-fighting heroine Alice a decade ago, not knowing that the “Resident Evil” role would help cement her place among the queens of sci-fi. It’s a character she’s been happy to inhabit and develop, working closely with her now-husband Paul W.S. Anderson, who wrote all five films in the franchise and directed three of them, including “Resident Evil: Retribution,” which opened last weekend. Lucky for both of them, Jovovich isn’t ready to break up with Alice. “Every time we see Alice, it’s like some different iteration of the same person,” the 36-year-old actress said. “I think there’s definitely been an evolution. It’s not like we’re repeating the same stuff over and over and regurgitating things over and over, so it keeps it fresh and keeps it interesting. I think that’s what kind […]
Oct. 04, 2010 | 6:59 p.m.
Though faithful Hero Complex readers probably immediately link Milla Jovovich to the ongoing “Resident Evil” series or genre fare such as “The Fourth Kind” or “The Fifth Element,” she does manage to squeeze in a few roles outside sci-fi and horror. Her most recent is the upcoming drama “Stone” in which she costars with Edward Norton and Robert De Niro as the seductive, amoral woman that comes between a hardened prisoner and his parole officer. Jovovich will be joining us at sister blog 24 Frames on Tuesday at 11 a.m. to discuss “Stone” and answer all your questions. Got time to chat? Click here and join us tomorrow at 11 a.m., Pacific time. — Patrick Kevin Day RECENT AND RELATED Is Milla rivaling Sigourney now? Rare photos from the set of ‘Alien’ Weaver on sci-fi: ‘Space has been good to me’ […]
Sept. 10, 2010 | 9:44 a.m.
It’s widely acknowledged that Sigourney Weaver is the queen of sci-fi. (Her status as such was well-cemented way before “Avatar.”) Paul W.S. Anderson, director of “Resident Evil: Afterlife,” thinks that the action star of his franchise, one Milla Jovovich, has the chops to be in the conversation with Weaver among the genre’s best. (Update: Of course, given the fact that Anderson and Jovovich are married, that may make him a bit biased.) “There are very few women that have anchored four action movies — the only one I can think of is Sigourney Weaver with the ‘Alien’ movies. And Sigourney really was the jewel in the crown of that franchise. She made you believe in the alien,” Anderson said. “She made you believe in the horror of the situation, and I think in a very similar way, Milla makes you believe in […]