That’s what we love about Milla Jovovich, man: We get older, she stays the same stone-cold fox. The barely legal joint-rolling GF she played in 1993’s stoner opus Dazed and Confused made her multisyllabic Ukrainian name somehow easily pronounceable to dudes the world over. Subsequent roles in you-actually-own-the-DVD classics such as The Fifth Element, Zoolander, and the Resident Evil series have ensured her place in the “hot chicks in awesome flicks” hall of fame. As her thriller about a really, really bad vacation, A Perfect Getaway, hits theaters and she gets in shape for (shhh!) Resident Evil 4, Milla tells us about brushes with death (scary!), how it feels to be an object of geeky obsession (listen up, Poindexter!), and the embarrassing item that’s hanging on her grandma’s wall (sorry, Babushka!).
This isn’t your first time on the cover of Maxim. How does it feel the second time around?
It’s very cool. I was so excited for the shoot, and it was funny, because your stylist was like, “It’s up to you how far you want to go. We have dresses and all that.” I was like, “Look, I do Vogu...