Cape Town – During filming of Resident Evil: The Final Chapter outside Cape Town in 2015, Milla Jovovich revealed what it was like to work on set with her daughter.
Ever Gabo Anderson (now 9 years old but 7 during filming) will be playing a younger version of Milla’s well-known heroine, Alice in the final instalment of the film releasing in South African cinemas on 27 January.
"It’s actually a very exciting movie for Alice’s story because you really get to see many different facets to her personality. In this one particularly you’ll be able to see Alice as a 90-year-old woman and Alice as a child. So that’s going to be really fun," Milla told Channel24.
"I’ll have to go through like four hours of prosthetics. That won’t be fun," she jokes.
"The team will be amazing at getting me to look really old. For younger Alice my daughter will be playing me as a child. So it’s pretty much shrinking me down without any special effects," she quips.
Milla and her husband Paul have two children together, Ever Gabo Anderson and baby Dashiel Edan Anderson (1 year old). Filming of the final Resident Evil movie was temporary postponed when Milla found out she was pregnant with Dashiel.
"It’s amazing because our daughter really just has a shine towards acting. She has a real passion for it. It feels like she turned seven and suddenly she’s just so mature. The way she speaks and the things she talks about. She said she wanted to be on a TV show and be on Disney. So we told her that she would have to take acting classes and she asked that we get her into an acting class.
"So we got her into an acting class in LA and she’s just incredible. She’s super-comfortable and natural. As a mom I felt relieved that my daughter really found her calling. She’s so real and so comfortable with being herself and having such a great time doing it.
"I started really young but I never had such a great time doing it when I was young. It was something my mom wanted me to do and I felt it was something my mom did really well. For me it was always work, where for her it’s not work."