Everybody needs to go to Mongolia just to see what it is to be a human being again.— Milla Jovovich
The most risky Milla Jovovich quotes that will transform you to a better person
I'm not really easy to live with! There needs to be unlimited patience and unconditional love. Men I've known before loved my independent spirit and were proud of my success, to the point that they'd become jealous of the time I devote to my career.
I think I'm a very pretty girl. I'm never going to pretend to think otherwise. There are even days I feel I'm fabulously hot and sexy. I'm grateful for my looks. My family is doing well because of them. I can make career choices and turn down movies because of them and I have been making money from them for 17 years. My looks are who I am.
I took my little brother, and we went from Beijing to Ulan Bator, and then took a helicopter to the southern Gobi. Streams, grass, and sand dunes to climb. It was one of the most amazing experiences of my life. Everybody needs to go to Mongolia just to see what it is to be a human being again.
There are many times where even I, at certain points in the evening, after a few drinks, can't pronounce my own surname.
I've always found that it's such an emotional experience, trying to find the good parts of a bad character or the bad parts of a good character, and in the end, most of these qualities are already there inside me.
At the age of 16 I was already dreaming of having a baby because I felt myself to be an adult, but my mum forbid it. Right now, I feel like a teenager and I want to have fun for one or two more years before starting a family.
Bringing all 45 members of my crazy family together, and watching them argue is super awesome. It's good to do it just once a year.
At the end of it all, it's my little movie library, and you see aspects of me through that.
During the day I force myself to at least eat some salads rather than rubbish, and a steak in the evening. In fact, I eat to basically satisfy my hunger. I hardly have the time to appreciate a meal, and I'm everything, but a gourmet.
I've been really into boyfriend blazers, I like mixing tweeds with floral fabrics. The masculine and feminine look.
Self-defense is so important to know in today's society.
It's not just that you might get mugged. It's more for confidence. It's the way you hold yourself when you walk into a room. Every step you take is more sure and you're much more aware of your surroundings. So, I think it's a really important thing - especially for women.
I love the training, learning the stunts, doing them.
I love feeling that power - doing things you could never actually do in life - like flying and doing backflips in the air!
I grew up with Thundercats and She-Ra: Princess Of Power.
That was sort of my take on fantasy: the women after-school cartoon world.
I am a strong Ukrainian girl, that is why I work a lot.
Before, being a model, it was just a job, and I was making fun of it.
But today, I take my career more seriously. The fact that a reader may buy an Armani item because she'd seen it on me in a magazine is very important to me. So much so that I intend to launch my own label.
I just want to make one really good movie a year. And when I die, to know I was honest as an artist.
I feel like confidence is something that ebbs and flows.
I was given a lot of love and attention from my family growing up, so for sure I had a natural confidence.
I really want my agent to make sure they write a part in the next Airbender movie for me. I'll be really upset if I don't get to be a waterbender or something.
As much as I enjoy doing Resident Evil - and I'm so grateful that this movie, fourth in the franchise, has done better than any of the ones before - the fact that I can get movies made that I wanna make...it gives me the opportunity to do things like Dirty Girl.
Video games are perfect to make into films because they are so visual.
I thought that being popular in school was just so pathetic.
I knew I had a future over and beyond the horizon of that school.
I love to draw, so I really want to go and study art.
I've never done things for me. I've always done things for my career or for my family.
Music for me is something I prefer to keep away form the whole business part of my life. I feel like everything I do, in a way, has some sort of business around it. So with my music I can have my privacy. If people don't have to pay for it then I think they can be a little more open to new ideas.
I went to Mongolia many years ago and it was so incredible.
I was in acting classes from the age of 9, dance classes, music classes - my mom put a lot of energy and attention into me, so no matter what happened in my life, I always had this basis of discipline. So I really worked hard for everything I had from a very early age.
I felt violated after certain scenes in the movie [Stone].
She [Lucetta] is a tough character. The choices she makes, especially her sexual choices... it was hard for me to put myself out there like that.
I love all the cableknits and the oversize coats.
I've always been attracted to characters that were interesting to me, and different.
I love making independent movies, and that's pretty much what I'm going to be doing for the rest of my years.
I don't at all want to resemble some of these young designers who ask hallucinating prices for rags that are so in fashion now, that six months later, they are old-fashioned! I love vintage boutiques, I love to customize my clothes. And then, with my friends, we regularly exchange togs.
Modelling killed me.
Unfortunately, I don't train enough on an everyday basis to be a black belt, but if I put my mind to it I think I could definitely move very quickly in that world.
What attracted me to A Perfect Getaway was that I sorta played a girlfriend role for, you know, 85 percent of the film. That was really interesting to me, because I'd never really played a girlfriend before.
Girls who are dancers tend to be much better models than girls who just got picked off the street. Dance is a discipline, just like martial arts. No matter what you do, you have this sort of confidence that no one can take away from you - every time you step somewhere, you're sure of where you're going.
I feel that the connection with children and mothers is so strong in places where there are not so many 'things' to get in the way, no electronic distraction devices, no high-tech baby equipment, just a mother carrying her little one everywhere, sharing a family bed and having the help of all the other women around to raise the baby.
From now on, I approach the cinema as a business woman.
I intend to be in more action movies because, apart from Angelina Jolie, no other actress stands out in this genre.
When I learn martial arts, my master will have me try a punch for a week and he will keep saying, 'No, you don't have it. No, that's not right.' When he finally says, 'Yes, you did it,' it's a wonderful moment. You worked on it. You got it.
I'm still an artist. I'm never gonna do a shit movie, because I've got my modeling to support me.
If you feel like you're helping someone else, it helps you feel more in control of your world.
I really connected with martial arts.
I'd always had a fantasy as a kid of being a ninja warrior, so it definitely answered that sort of need in my psyche, too - a need to be superpowerful.
People say that I'm always late, but that's a myth.
When I did The Fifth Element , it was like, "Oh my goodness, who is this character?" I loved doing Resident Evil, but Resident Evil is Resident Evil with or without me. It's an entity of its own. It's not like Milla made Resident Evil.
Statistically you take thousands of photographs of your first kid, and then with your second kidyou take about half of that. And then with your third kid, you, like, pawn off your first and second kids' photographs and tell them they're theirs.
That was the action figure I was playing with.
I grew up having this fantasy of being a superhero, being Princess Power.
I was also an only child and my father really wanted a son - he's from that generation - it was always about kung-fu theater on Sundays and boxing games on the weekend.
I did a film [about a con-artist mom and son] called Bringing Up Bobby that Famke Janssen wrote and directed. No one's gonna hire me for their [big-budget] romantic comedy, so it's up to me to look out for great indie comedies and show people a different side of myself - even if it's for three people outside of my family.
When I think about myself at 15, I can't relate to myself at all. I thought I knew everything.
Rather than go to the gym, I would prefer to do martial arts because the time goes by quicker.
You know, women are so much cooler than guys because we can do more martial arts. Martial arts are pretty much made for women because we're quicker and we're smaller than men, and so we're faster. You girls really should take martial arts.