‘Resident Evil’ Almost Lost Milla Jovovich In Favor Of Michelle Rodriguez

The Resident Evil franchise is at a crossroads with rumors of a reboot giving fans new hope, but Milla Jovovich is looking back on the past film series and sharing that it might have had a very different look. The actress reveals she had to fight to keep Michelle Rodriguez from stealing her role on that 2002 debut film.

Milla Jovovich Says Michelle Rodriguez Was Almost Alice In Resident Evil

Refinery 29 reports that Ms. Jovovich almost quit the first Resident Evil film, which would have undoubtedly had a disastrous effect on the future of the franchise. Milla was cast in the lead, but was replaced by Michelle Rodriguez prior to going into production.

Ms. Jovovich recalls that Rodriguez had just filmed Girl Fight and was fast becoming Hollywood’s new “it” girl, while Milla had been the favored actress for a few years. She admits her star power was beginning to wane in comparison to Michelle’s fresh face at