Rihanna Talks About "Badass" Role In New Movie Battleship

The 'We Found Love' star speaks exclusively to Capital FM about her first feature film.

Rihanna has spoken about her role in the forthcoming movie Battleship.

The film, which is due to be released next spring and marks the 'We Found Love' star's movie debut, sees Rihanna play a weapons officer called Raikes.

Speaking to Capital FM about the movie, RiRi said she relished the opportunity to play such a feisty role in the science fiction film.

"My character is a weapons officer, a badass, she's tattooed up and she's in control of the weapons on the ship," she said.

"She knows everything about every single weapon – it's a really cool role."

Battleship, which is based on the game of the same name, also stars Taylor Kitsch, Alexander Skarsgård, Brooklyn Decker and Liam Neeson.

Rihanna described her involvement in the movie as "one of the coolest experiences I've ever had in my life".

She added: "Being out their in the ocean, literally shooting weapons with (director) Peter Berg, Liam Neeson and Taylor Kitsch. It's really surreal to be in the centre of all that for my first film, but I'm really comfortable working in that group."

Battleship is scheduled to hit cinemas on 18th May, 2012.

Listen to Rihanna talking to our Showbiz reporter Kevin Hughes below.

Rihanna talks about new film Battleship