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Slavitza Jovan

Actor

Slavitza
Appeared in Ghostbusters
Character Portrayed Gozer
External Link Slavitza Jovan on IMDB

Film RolesEdit

Slavitza Jovan played the female form of Gozer in Ghostbusters.

Behind the ScenesEdit

At a fairly young age, Slavitza Jovan did modeling and acting in her home country, Yugoslavia and after she moved to Los Angeles. Jovan got the role of Gozer simply by going to an interview with her modeling agent. During auditions, Slavitza Jovan played Gozer as a timeless figure and an "almost arrogant Roman empress" who felt regular humans were beneath her. [1] [2] She took part in about 3 weeks worth of shooting. Playing a god, she used her imagination and listened to stage directions to portray Gozer. [3]

Jovan had to wake up usually by 4 am, and have report to hair and makeup. The hair and make-up took a long time to do and it was very uncomfortable and sticky. She then would have wear a tight and uncomfortable bodysuit on a very hot Temple of Gozer set at Entertainment Effects Group in Los Angeles. Jovan could only wear the red contact lenses for 20 minutes at a time. There was a doctor on set to tend to Jovan. She was required to take 45 minute breaks. When Jovan suited up, the costume people had to sew the outfit up on the back. [4] [5] In terms of stunts, Jovan did some of them but the elaborate double flip was completed later in post production by a stunt double. During filming, Jovan was shy and reserved. Sometimes, other cast would tease her as they passed by and said things like, "What a dangerous woman." [6] [7] [8]

TriviaEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. Entertainment Weekly ""Ghostbusters: An Oral History" Slavitza Jovan quote 11/7/14
  2. Labrecque, Jeff (2014). "Ghostbusters: An Oral History". Entertainment Weekly.
  3. Proton Charging Interview with Slavitza Jovan 8/27/1998
  4. Entertainment Weekly ""Ghostbusters: An Oral History" Slavitza Jovan 11/7/14
  5. Labrecque, Jeff (2014). "Ghostbusters: An Oral History". Entertainment Weekly.
  6. Proton Charging Interview with Slavitza Jovan 8/27/1998
  7. Shay, Don (November 1985). Making Ghostbusters, p. 177 annotation. New York Zoetrope, New York NY USA, ISBN 0918432685. Paragraph reads: "Attached to a wire rig, Slavitza Jovan prepares to launch herself into Gozer's double-flip - a maneuver completed later in post-production by a stunt double."
  8. Shay, Don (November 1985). Making Ghostbusters, p. 179 annotation. New York Zoetrope, New York NY USA, ISBN 0918432685. Paragraph reads: "Evading the particle streams, Gozer does an impressive double-flip - executed by a stuntwoman and shot during postproduction at Entertainment Effects Group."


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