When we first see Milla Jovovich, she’s carrying a handful of hotel toiletries to her bag, explaining that she’s taking them home with her. “I have guest rooms, and I think it’s super-chic to put them out, and then when people are finished with them, either they buy their own or they know it’s time to leave,” she explains. “I can obviously afford to buy shampoo, but it’s a principle thing, right?” Jovovich certainly can afford any toiletries she wants, since her zombie-fighting film series is up to its fifth installment, “Resident Evil: Retribution,” and shows no sign of slowing down.
When you get to the fifth film in a franchise, how do you keep track of the story?
I’m married to the writer-director. That helps. Because literally, I think up until last year I totally thought Alice was the bad guy. Paul [W.S. Anderson] was like, “No, but don’t you remember in No. 1, the whole flashback sequence?” And I was like, “Are you sure?” And he’s like, “I wrote the script. I think I’m sure.” But pretty much there is no script. Michelle [Rodriguez] and I like to say that Paul just has a video camera and presses record.
It’s a pretty reductive view of his job.
It’s OK, he’s confident. One of the few men I’ve ever met — and, you know, I married him — who is not scared of strong women. Which is pretty rare.
Speaking of strong women, there’s talk of an all-female version of the “The Expendables.”
We’re the ones that set it up. … [Paul and I] have a really interesting idea that I won’t tell you about right now, but it’s really cool and it would be sort of like a female “Expendables.” It would be strong women taking vengeance.
Milla Jovovich just passed the 1 million follower mark on Twitter. Here, she outlines for Metro her three main rules of proper Twitter etiquette.
1. Devote the time: If I’m going to tweet, I need to tweet and be able to have an hour to tweet. I can’t just tweet one thing and then disappear.
2. Keep it professional: When I’m working I tweet all the time, but when I’m at home with my daughter, the last thing I’m going to tweet is my home life because I’m not a reality-TV person.
3. Reward the loyal: When I got to 990,000 [followers] … I wanted to do something special to make people feel proud to be following me. So I said, “Enter this contest and we’ll randomly choose somebody and we’ll do a special screening of ‘Resident Evil’ for you and your friends.”