Rihanna Says Battleship Role Changed Her Outlook On Life

18 May 2012, 16:33 | Updated: 18 May 2012, 17:07

The 'Where Have You Been' singer says she was moved after working alongside naval officers on the film.

Rihanna says working alongside the US Navy while training for her role in Battleship changed the way she looks at her life.

The 'We Found Love' singer trained alongside real naval officers for her role as weapons specialist Raikes in the Peter Berg-directed sci-fi, and says she came away from the experience with a new found respect for the armed forces.

"I got to learn a lot about the lives of people in the Navy," Rihanna told Yahoo Shine. "It's humbling to see how they live. It's very basic, so much discipline.

"You kind of give your life up to make sure people in your country can have a life of their own," the 'Ya Da One' star explained. "I walked away having a whole new respect for them, and also looking at life in a much different way."

The 'Where Have You Been' singer recently spoke out about how different it had been working on a film as opposed to shooting music videos like she had been used to.

Rihanna posted a tribute to disco singer Donna Summer yesterday (17th May) following news of the 'I Feel Love' star's death from cancer at the age of 63.