Multi-platinum selling singer, Rihanna, can now check off “winning” for two of her newest endeavors. Not only has her big screen debut in Battleship been successful – (Box Office Mojo says the film has already raked in $129 million overseas in just under two weeks) – but the “Talk That Talk” singer is also a certified Honorable Shipmate for the United States Navy.
Now Rihanna is no Navy Seal or anything, but judging by the video clip below, she’s no wuss either. The Bajan pop-star looked like she learned a thing or two about grueling military drills and handling a gun.
“The training, the drilling, really just ripped me apart, and broke me down,” says Rihanna. “Really got me out of the mentality of being a celebrity.”
Battleship has been released overseas a month earlier than its U.S. release date of May 18th. So, U.S. fans stateside will have to wait a little longer to see how well Rihanna does in her first acting gig. The film also stars Taylor Kitsch, Alexander Skarsgård, Brooklyn Decker, Tadanobu Asano, and Liam Neeson.
Watch a clip of Rihanna’s Navy training and certification below: