Jovovich wraps up Res­i­dent Evil

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Hol­ly­wood ac­tress Milla Jovovich and her fam­ily are ready to pack their bags af­ter spend­ing five months in Cape Town mak­ing the lat­est in­stal­ment of Res­i­dent Evil.

Jovovich, her hus­band, the film’s di­rec­tor, Paul WS An­der­son, and their two young daugh­ters stayed in a villa over­look­ing the At­lantic seaboard.

Their el­dest daugh­ter, Ever Gabo, turned eight ear­lier this month and cel­e­brated her birth­day dressed in a pink mer­maid suit on the film set.

Jovovich posted a pho­to­graph of the birth­day girl on In­sta­gram: “We gave her the day off school to come and cel­e­brate on set with us, where she was a stun­ning mer­maid all day! Here she is with her lit­tle sissy Dashiel.”

Dashiel Edan is now seven months old, and was a reg­u­lar sight on her mum’s slim hip be­tween takes.

Jovovich (39) be­came a pop-cul­ture icon af­ter star­ring in the 1997 French sci­ence fic­tion film The Fifth Ele­ment.

In Res­i­dent Evil: The Fi­nal Chap­ter, the sixth in­stal­ment of the fran­chise, she will reprise her role as hero­ine Alice who – yet again – saves hu­man­ity from cer­tain demise.

The Res­i­dent Evil fran­chise is the high­est-gross­ing se­ries based on a video game – it has earned $915 mil­lion (R13 bil­lion) at box of­fices around the world.

South African com­pany Moon­light­ing fa­cil­i­tated the lo­cal pro­duc­tion of the film, which is set for re­lease in Jan­uary 2017.

In Cape Town, sev­eral scenes were shot at night in eery pine-for­est lo­ca­tions around Table Moun­tain. Film­ing is ex­pected to of­fi­cially wrap on De­cem­ber 12, but some of the film’s cast mem­bers have al­ready left the coun­try.

English ac­tor James Fraser is back home in Lon­don.

“Miss­ing my Res­i­dent Evil fam­ily and Cape Town like crazy,” he wrote on In­sta­gram.

“Res­i­dent Evil will go down as one of the best ex­pe­ri­ences of my life, but as is the life of an artist, we have to move on.”

Between shoots, the cast had fun ex­plor­ing the city.

Fraser en­joyed din­ner at pop­u­lar lo­cal restau­rant Nel­son’s Eye in cen­tral Cape Town, where he desribed his steak as “the best ever”. Last month, he ex­pe­ri­enced his first he­li­copter ride.

“I’ve never done this be­fore. Jumped in a he­li­copter for a ride over Cape Town. Huge thanks to Howard (our pi­lot) for a su­per smooth flight and for break­ing my cherry,” he wrote.

James and his co-star, Aus­tralian ac­tress Ruby Rose, who is best known for her role in the TV se­ries Orange Is the New Black, posted sev­eral self­ies taken around Cape Town.

GRITTY MUM Daugh­ter Dashiel Edan gets some mummy time with Milla Jovovich be­tween film­ing

MATES Ac­tress Ruby Rose and ac­tor James Fraser take a selfie

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