Rihanna recently experienced her first major movie role in “Battleship” and now she recalls the acting butterflies. However, director Peter Burg praises the singer through and through and even compares her work ethic to Will Smith.
Rihanna expresses, “I didn’t know if I’d be any good at first, though. I still get butterflies in my stomach every time they shout ‘Action!’ I’m putting in a lot of work to make sure I don’t look like an idiot.”
Director Peter Berg was definitely impressed with Rihanna on the set as he reveals, “She reminds me of Will Smith - she has the same tremendous work ethic and she loves pushing herself. She’s going to have a great film career and I’m going to look like a genius [for putting her in a film first]!”
In another interview, Rihanna revealed her excitement in playing a role in an action film as it was something she “wanted to do” because it “seemed badass and cool”. Although she did not think she would be fighting aliens, she believes Battleship was a great gateway to get into other action movies.
Everyone that worked on Battleship is saying how amazing Rihanna was on and off set so I will definitely be looking forward to seeing her acting in the upcoming film. I will have high expectations!