The filming of the sixth instalment of the Resident Evil film franchise has been postponed due to Milla Jovovich’s pregnancy. The actress, who plays the main protagonist Alice in the computer game spin-off film series, announced to the world that she and her film-maker husband Paul W.S. Anderson are preparing to welcome another member to their family.

Milla Jovovich second pregnancy
Milla Jovovich is expecting a sibling for first daughter Ever Gabo, pictured

The former model, 38, has decided with her husband that the filming of Resident Evil: The Final Chapter should be halted until after their second child is born.

She wrote on her Facebook page on Monday. "This was originally going to be a post to tell you how excited I am about flying to Cape Town, South Africa to begin working on Resident Evil: The Final Chapter. But. My husband Paul and I just discovered that we are expecting another baby!!!"

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Traditionally, Jovovich’s role in the RE movies requires her to perform some pretty demanding stuntwork, and it was this that led to the decision to postpone filming. "Between the stunt work and what will become my ever-expanding belly, we didn't think pregnancy and zombie killing are the best combo! Lol! I imagine the only thing I'll be killing in the near future is an endless supply of cupcakes. Yikes."

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Jovovich and Anderson are already parents to a 6 year old daughter, Ever Gabo Anderson. They met on the set of the first Resident Evil film way back in 2002, welcomed their first child in 2007 before getting married in 2009.

With the news of Jovovich’s pregnancy, fans of the RE franchise probably shouldn’t expect the sixth and final chapter of the series until mid-2015 at the latest.