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Tuesday, 9 July, 2002, 14:56 GMT 15:56 UK
Milla munches Geordie fare
Paul Anderson and Milla Jovovich at the premiere of Resident Evil
Paul Anderson and Milla Jovovich are in London
Hollywood actress Milla Jovovich has revealed her love for pasties made by a Tyneside bakery.

Ukrainian-born Ms Jovovich - who has starred in films Fifth Element and Mortal Kombat - was introduced to the pasties by her Newcastle-born boyfriend.

Paul Anderson, director of Shopping and Mortal Kombat, said the discovery came during a stay in north-east England while on a visit from their Los Angeles home.

He said his girlfriend had developed a "dangerous addiction" to cheese and onion, and corned beef pasties.


I think Milla should be employed as the new face of Greggs instead of the face of L'Oreal

Paul Anderson

Mr Anderson said: "She [Milla] had never been up there before.

"We stayed on the Quayside in Newcastle, went to visit Holy Island and Bamburgh Castle - and, more importantly, Greggs.

"Milla showed a dangerous addiction to Greggs pasties.

"I think Milla should be employed as the new face of Greggs instead of the face of L'Oreal."

Family business

Mr Anderson said the couple were almost late for a press conference on Monday after they went in search for a Greggs.

Ms Jovovich is in London to promote her latest film Resident Evil.

Mr Anderson added: "We were staying down the road from the Grosvenor House Hotel in Park Lane, where the interviews were, and you can't find a Greggs in Mayfair.

"We had to go all the way to Victoria."

Greggs is a family bakery business that was founded on Tyneside in the 1930s and now has more than 1,000 outlets.


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