Is Rihanna Ready For Hollywood? The Singer Joins The Cast Of Battleship
Rihanna will cut her teeth as an actress when she’s featured in the movie adaptation of the classic board game Battleship. Yeah, that Battleship. The sci-fi flick will also feature True Blood star Alexander Skarsgard and is scheduled to be released in 2012.
With Rihanna being the latest pop star to try her hand at Hollywood, one has to wonder how she will perform as an actress. Honestly, some of these singers who give cinema a shot fare just as bad as the actors who try and sing. However, there are exceptions to the rule—Queen Latifah, Jamie Foxx and Ice Cube instantaneously come to mind. But other stars such as Beyonce appear to be brought in to draw a crowd rather than put on a compelling performance.
It’s hard to believe that Battleship as a movie will transcend anyone’s career, so I’ll go out on a limb and say casting Rihanna in the film almost guarantees legions of her fans will head to the box office—I’m not so sure it’s her natural acting ability that got her there. But who knows, maybe Rihanna will surprise us and use this as a platform to get bigger and better roles. Here’s hoping Rihanna plays a role instead of playing herself.