Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Motherhood the Best Role

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Motherhood the Best Role

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FLUENT in four languages, about to embark on her third marriage and a Resident Evil zombieslaying pro, at 33, Milla Jovovich has achieved and experienced more than most women. The sometime musician and face of L'Oreal also has a baby daughter and - in between promoting her latest flick, A Perfect Getaway - is busy planning her wedding to Resident Evil director, Newcastle-born Paul WS Anderson, on August 22.

But nothing compares with being a mother for Milla. "I think having a baby is the most incredible thing I've ever done as a person," she says.

She credits her 21-month-old daughter Ever with giving her a more laissez-faire attitude to the movie business.

"When you have a baby, the baby becomes so important that only really tangible problems become important rather than all these emotional concerns that you have before." Luckily, for fans of the computer game-inspired film franchise Resident Evil, Milla's not giving up acting just yet - she's due to start work on the butt-kicking fourth instalment this autumn. And before that she's on screen in thriller A Perfect Getaway.

"It was nice to get back into the swing of things after the baby," she confesses.

After her breakthrough role as a 'perfect being' in sci-fi The Fifth Element, directed by her second husband Luc Besson and co-starring Bruce Willis, as well as playing zombie killer Alice in three Resident Evils, Milla admits the main draw of her latest film was the chance to play someone "normal". "That's a little different for me, because I tend to play rather left-field characters. And I thought it'd be good to show people a side of myself they don't normally see." She insists she's not too worried about being typecast as an action hero - but admits it's good to keep her options open.

"It's great to have a really well-paying job that comes up every few years. But as an artist, I love to work on smaller movies.

"It's important to me to have both - I get to pay my bills, train, and do great stunt work. …

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