Given Rihanna’s illustrious and commanding presence in all her music videos, it seems as though the Caribbean-born superstar’s experience performing in various clips would be the perfect training ground for her eventual transition into full-fledged acting.
When MTV News sat down with Rihanna recently to discuss her acting debut in Battleship, we asked if her work in music videos helped prepare her for her role in the film.
“Training ground? Maybe not, it wasn’t exactly that,” Rihanna said. “For me, acting was a whole different world. We make mini-movies with music videos, but there’s always a song track that’s playing, you don’t have to speak, so [with acting] you have to tell that emotion with the tone of your voice, and I have an accent, so I had to change it to a bit of an American accent for this movie, so that was different,” she explained.
So might we see more of Rihanna’s acting skills in future films? We asked the Where Have U Been singer if having her first film under her belt has given her the confidence to go out and conquer more movie roles.