Milla Jovovich would return for more Resident Evil movies: "There doesn't seem to be a downside"

The first Resident Evil movie
(Image credit: Sony Pictures)

Milla Jovovich may have a new video-game movie out, Monster Hunter, but we can't stop (won't stop) talking about her six Resident Evil films – there's a reason, after all, that they are one of the highest-grossing horror series of all time. 

However, the Resident Evil movies are now being rebooted on Netflix, with a new set of actors due to play the inhabitants of Racoon City. That doesn't mean that, should Netflix come calling, Jovovich wouldn't be prepared to revisit the series.

"I mean, I never say never," she tells SFX Magazine in the new issue. "Resident Evil was always such a wonderful part of my life. I love Alice and I love the franchise... and I love Netflix! So, I mean, there doesn't seem to be a downside."

Here's a snippet from the rest of that Q&A with Jovovich:

SFX: Do you find that you get a lot of love from sci-fi fans?

Milla Jovovich: There was a thing that came out a few years ago about on-screen kills. They said that I had the most kills: more than Sylvester Stallone, and more than Jet Li. And I'm thinking, "God bless the sci-fi fans that sit at home and count every single kill". Do you know what I mean? Because who else would take the time to do that? Imagine how much work that was, so time-intensive. It's not a machine that does that, it's a human!

Next year is the 25th anniversary of The Fifth Element. Did you have any idea that it would become so iconic? 

Well, yes and no. I mean, definitely not like that, like Leeloo would be a phenomenon. But at the same time, I knew she was something special, because I'd never experienced anything like her. I didn't realise that there were going to be people wearing her costume 25 years later at Halloween, but I knew she was special. I think she was one of those once in a lifetime characters that I was very lucky to play.

Might there be more Monster Hunter in future?

I hope so. I loved making that movie and I know that I would love to make another one. We'll see. Hopefully.

You can check out the full interview with Jovovich in the current issue of SFX Magazine, which features The Tomorrow War on the cover. For more from SFX, make sure to sign up to the newsletter, sending all the latest exclusives straight to your inbox.

Jack Shepherd
Freelance Journalist

Jack Shepherd is the former Senior Entertainment Editor of GamesRadar. Jack used to work at The Independent as a general culture writer before specializing in TV and film for the likes of GR+, Total Film, SFX, and others. You can now find Jack working as a freelance journalist and editor.