Singer Rihanna has revealed how she had to go through a vigorous training regime in order to get in shape for her role in the movie Battleship. Rihanna also admitted that she was treated like a real sailor, as drill instructors shouted at her and even aimed foul language in her direction.
Rihanna explained, "One man drilled me, yelled at me, cursed me out, made me do push-ups. My best friend was there and I told her, 'I'm about to do an acting class. You're gonna want to kill this man but please, just stay in the other room.' She would come in and just look around and be like, 'Did he just say 'F you' to her?'"
She then added, "It got you really in the mentality, that's the stuff that they go through; it's not a walk in the park. I wanted to say 'F you' right back but he probably would have thrown me through the window! I was so scared, I just looked at him like, 'I swear I'll get it right, I'll be good!'"
Rihanna concluded, "This is how I grew up; most of my friends were guys," she said. "In this case I'm one of the guys. I'm not acknowledged as the female, no sympathy for me. She's tougher than most guys on the ship; she walks with that swagger, gets that respect. She doesn't like boys, doesn't like girls. She's just about her weapons and her work."
Battleship has completed filming and is currently in post production. There is still quite a long wait before we get to see Rihanna in her big screen acting debut, as Battleship is not expected to be released in either the US or the UK until May 18, 2012.