Milla Jovovich, star of the recent box office action flick Resident Evil: Retribution, credits late rapper Easy-E with helping the actress finding her confidence at a young age. According to MSN Movies, Jovovich recently explained how gangster rap, Easy-E in particularly, assisted the budding model find the courage to break into the business.
“That [music] definitely changed my world. In a great way, actually, because I had been raised by a very strict Eastern European family and this was sort of my call for freedom,” Milla Jovovich explained to radio station KCRW. “I had started working at such a young age. I was 9 years old and my mom always had so much control, and pretty much through Eazy-E, and that kind of, like, freedom, I started to wear baggy jeans and big T-shirts and baseball caps and just act like, ‘Yeah, whatever.'”
In a recent interview with the Los Angeles Times, Milla Jovovich explained how her fondness for Alice, the central character of the Resident Evil franchise, has grown over the years. “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,” the actress explained. “I think that’s what kind of makes these movies stand apart, in that sense where people do keep coming back to see them.”
Milla Jovovich went on to discuss how her relationship with husband and Resident Evil: Retribution writer/director Paul W.S. Anderson — not to be confused with Paul Thomas Anderson — influenced the shape of the current installment of the franchise.
“It was amazing that Paul really took a little snippet from our own life after having a daughter,” she said. “Of course, he makes everything go horribly wrong. But at least she got to have the perfect world, even if it was for like six minutes.”
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