Milla Jovovich's nerves for daughter Ever
- Bang Showbiz
- 27 January 2017
Milla Jovovich admits she was "nervous" about letting her nine-year-old daughter Ever star in 'Resident Evil: The Final Chapter'
Milla Jovovich was "nervous" about letting her daughter star in 'Resident Evil: The Final Chapter'.
The 41-year-old actress - who plays the lead role in the film franchise - has revealed her nine-year-old daughter Ever underwent two years of training to secure the part.
She said: "To be an actress, it's not just like, 'Oh yeah, we're going to put you in a movie.' She went through two years of training. I don't let her model. I said, 'Those [jobs] come too easily. If you get the part in the movie, we'll let you do the movie because you auditioned. You worked on it.'
"I was nervous, I said, 'I don't want to torture our daughter, I don't want to burn her out. The last thing we want to do is like, nip this in the bud."
And Milla - who also has 20-month-old son Dashiel with her husband Paul W. S. Anderson - was thrilled with how "professional" her daughter was on set.
She added: "Not only did she bring all this talent to the table, but she was very professional and very well-behaved on set and was very serious about what she was doing. I didn't have to play the mom card or anything, she got it. It was unbelievable."
And Milla understands how the pressures of fame can affect young people but will do her best to avoid that happening for her daughter by making sure she works to get to where she is.
She told Entertainment Tonight: "I think one of the biggest problems that young actors or celebrities have in this industry is too much too fast.
"They get that overnight success and suddenly everyone is sending them cars, and champagne and presents ... they suddenly feel like superstars, but they're not. So we're just trying to make sure that she works for it."