ChitChatter: Rihanna Grows A Pair For Movie Role “No One Sinks My Battleship!”

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Rihanna in Battleship the movie

Rihanna’s almost ready to make her big screen debut in “Battleship” and she has been talking more about the role in interviews. Check out this Q&A she did on UGO.com this week below:

When you came to work today, did you know that you were going to “cluck” like a chicken?

Rihanna: No, neither did I know that when I got to set.


Is that a Peter Berg thing?

Rihanna: Peter Berg? He’s crazy. He really is, and so spontaneous, so nothing is memorized, it’s a real reaction every time, and I couldn’t ask for a better director to work with on my first film.


Did he warn you it was going to be crazy?

Rihanna: Warn? Who does that? Who warns you that you have to jump into the middle of the ocean and pretend that you’re drowning? Who does that? Him? Never.

What made you choose this film as your first?

Rihanna: It’s weird how it happened, I walked into a meeting, I know I had a meeting, but usually my manager would be there to prep me and say, “Okay, this is what we’re doing, this is who we’re meeting, this is why we’re doing this meeting.” What it’s about?

She wasn’t there, and I walked in. And [Peter Berg] just walked out and said, “Hi, come in” and I’m like, “Where is Christa, my manager? Where is my manager?” She wasn’t there, and I walked in and all I saw were these little alien mock-ups, these little dolls. And he just started saying, “Yeah, these are the thugs, he’s a thug.” “Uhh, okay,” I laughed and then I realized that he wasn’t laughing, and I was like, “this is weird. Why are there pictures of aliens all over this room?” And it was just crazy because he was just really super enthusiastic about it, and he was so sure that I could pull it off and I didn’t even know that he was the director of the film, I didn’t know anything. I didn’t know what I was doing, where I was going, why.

And after I read the script I was really, really impressed and I wanted to be a part of it. Plus it was a role I felt like I could handle for the first time I’m acting.

You play a bada*s chick in this film, did you watch anything to do research?

Rihanna: We worked with real military people, you know, people in the Navy, people who have fought in Iraq before. They pretty much came and drilled me. This one man, Donald, he pretty much drilled me, yelled at me, cursed me, “Ow!” Made me do pushups. Everything, like—my best friend was there the second time we worked together, and I said to her, “Okay, I’m about to do acting class, but you’re going to want to kill this man, so just stay in the bedroom. Don’t listen to anything he’s saying to me right now, just don’t kill him, Melissa, just stay in the bedroom.” And I remember she just kept walking around, and she would just glance at me, “Are you okay? Did he just say ‘fu*k you’ to you?” But I mean it really got you in the mentality, that’s the things they really go through, you know, when they first sign up. It’s not a walk in the park.


Were you tempted to leave when he was tough on you?

Rihanna: No, I really want to say, “Fu*k you” right back, but then he probably would have thrown me through the window! I was so scared I just stood there and looked at him like, “I swear I’m going to get it right, I swear, I swear, I swear I’ll be good.”

More on the movie role when you continue.

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Comments

  • loc

    I like her skin tone in these pix i hate when she looks all bleached pale

  • Muffy

    Good job, rhi rhi. A much needed break from that red mess you kept on your head. Looks nice.

  • yea!

    Omg she look really cute the first time in a long time I can say that!

  • King Beef

    She got that pretty chick down the street look going.

  • yvonne

    I likey, fasted n prayed for the red hair to go away, lol, thk u jesus.

  • Mrs. Rance

    Lol @ Yvonne

    She is a naturally beautiful girl. Her skin is nicely sunkissed from her vacation back home. I likes.

  • Brasil

    Love this look! I hope she keeps this look for a while. You can never go wrong with the natural look. To me, it never gets old!

  • kimpossible

    Rih is looking real fresh and clean right here. She’s a natural beauty, pretty skin….I’m jealous. But still love u girl.

  • belinda

    I looovvveee when rihanna goes for a natural look minimal makeup and natural hair that red was absolutely horrid she looks beautiful like this

  • Jasmine

    I wish people would stop saying the girl bleaches her skin, have u seen her father and her brothers?!! She’s darker now because she went to Barbados and got a tan, duhhh, leave my girl RiRi alone please!!!

  • loc

    @jasmine pls stfu i said when she LOOKS bleached pale and how do you know what she does in the private? and how is rih rih yo girl when dont even kno u exist? delusional hoe!

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    she’s so beautiful but i don’t get why all these rappers and singers always think they can act too. smh.. kudos to those who can though

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