Milla Jovovich is the October 2012 cover girl for Canada’s best-selling fashion magazine FLARE.
On the cover she wears a feminine navy Calvin Klein dress which was accessorized with statement jewellery including Fallon earrings, a CBD bangle and a Baccarat ring, whilst inside we see her wearing an edgier look from Peter Pilotto.
The model, mum and ‘Resident Evil: Retribution’ star talks about dealing with anxiety on set, her mother’s tough love, and finding love with her husband Paul W.S. Anderson.
On playing an action hero in ‘Resident Evil: Retribution’: “You have to spend the whole day in this state of perpetual fear. The fight-or-flight instinct is in overdrive. It was a headache! Literally, my head would be pounding at the end of the day!”
On how she survived childhood bullying: “I knew it was so temporary. School is going to disappear, and there’s a whole future out there.”
On how her mother scared her straight: “I would always hear her whispering in my ear, ‘I’ll kill myself if anything happens to you!’ So, I kind of knew when to say no; when not to continue the party, because I whole-heartedly believed that if anything had happened to me my mom would have killed herself.”
On finding love with director Paul W.S. Anderson on the ‘Resident Evil’ franchise: “It kind of seems typical, but there’s no one else that you talk with as much as the director. If you’re going to fall in love, it’s hard for it not to happen with that person—the one you’re spending the most time with, and having the most interesting conversations. I think it would have been challenging for me to have made the movies and had a boyfriend that wasn’t working on the film too, because you get so into it.”
For behind-the-scenes shots and videos from FLARE’s cover shoot with Jovovich, please visit Flare.com.
Milla Jovovich in Peter Pilotto