Milla Jovovich: I Put My Mom “Through Hell”

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Milla Jovovich gets glam on FLARE’s October cover. With her latest film Resident Evil: Retribution set to hit theaters next month, the actress opens up about her strong role in the film, her 4-year-old daughter Ever, and moving from the Ukraine to America with her mother.

On her daughter: “I definitely want to keep [Ever] as dependant as any young girl her age—which is relative, but I have a picture in my head of what that should be.”

On her mother: “I would always hear her whispering in my ear, ‘I’ll kill myself if anything happens to you!’” Jovovich says, laughing. “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.” … “I still put her through hell,” she says. “She didn’t know that in my head I knew when to stop. I tell her, ‘My God, it could have been so much worse!’”

On immigrating to America with her mother: “We’re definitely fighters. My mom and I are survivors. We came to America with nothing, and built everything from the ground up.” She describes her mother as strict and her childhood as shaped by discipline and hard work. “I wasn’t raised just to be a pretty girl, or somebody’s wife.”

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  1. Kat

    She’s not from Russia. She’s from Ukraine. While she was born in the USSR, she is Ukrainian, not Russian.

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    • Louise

      Um… who said she’s Russian? They say she moved ‘from the Ukraine to America with her mother.’ (Why do you even care, anyway…?)

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      • Jennie

        They must have revised this post. I read it earlier today and it did, indeed, say Russia, not Ukraine. Kat was probably just trying to bring attention to the error.

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