“She’s wearing a skirt!” screamed Milla Jovovich, who got down on her knees and embraced the legs of her co-star, Michelle Rodriguez, at the Hollywood premiere of “Resident Evil.”
“You don’t get a lot of chances to see those beautiful legs,” Jovovich explained. “I mean, they’re always bound in leather, so I’m excited to see them here tonight.” Rodriguez shrugged. “She kept cracking on me, ‘You’re not feminine enough, you’re not feminine enough.’ So I had to switch it up,” she said. But Jovovich accepted full responsibility for the transformation.
“She didn’t take this out of Jersey, that’s for sure.”
In the film, which is based on a video game by the same name, both actresses play highly trained commando leaders charged with destroying an evil virus and the zombies it creates. But according to Jovovich, that dirty job didn’t necessarily require that they give up their girlish charms. A longtime fan of the game herself, Jovovich helped design her character’s costume.
“In the game, she’s got a cute top and a miniskirt, and she’s like down in the sewers killing zombies,” she explained. “These girls are tough, they’re sexy, and they’ve got big guns. I mean, every woman wants to be like this. At least, I know I do.”
Across town at the premiere of “Y Tu Mama Tambien,” the young cast celebrated with hosts Gwyneth Paltrow and Christina Ricci. Salma Hayek, who arrived with Edward Norton, let out a gasp during the scene in which two teenage boys — played by Gael Garcia Bernal and Diego Luna — indulge in a little self-exploration while fantasizing about Hayek.
“She’s a goddess, for sure,” Bernal said afterwards.