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Rihanna makes her acting debut in new action flick Battleship

Rihanna makes her acting debut in new action flick Battleship

Rihanna makes her acting debut in new action flick Battleship

Rihanna has revealed she enjoyed portraying a strong female in new film Battleship.

The Bajan beauty makes her acting debut playing Petty Officer Cora Raikes in Peter Berg's sci-fi action adventure alongside Liam Neeson, Taylor Kitsch and Brooklyn Decker.

"It was definitely fun. I was looking forward to it when I heard about the character and the role, and about her demeanour," she said.

"I was intrigued by that - I thought that was a cool part, especially as I got to shoot a lot of weapons, kick a lot of alien butt. I enjoyed the experience, I really did."

The 24-year-old singer had been eager to try acting for a while, but wanted to wait for the right role.

"After I got older, it seemed like something that I would be interested in. I didn't know if I would be any good so I just wanted to try and see even if I would like it," she said.

"I've been offered a lot of film roles before, but they were never the right one. It was either wrong or I wasn't ready to play the role but I wanted to take my time, start with baby steps. Start with small roles that I feel I could pull off in a professional way."

:: Battleship opens in cinemas on April 11.

PA Media