Rihanna Admits to Nerves While Shooting First Film

by ETonline Staff 12:39 PM PDT, April 03, 2012
Playing Rihanna Admits to Nerves While Shooting First Film

Rihanna is known to be fearless and utterly confident on stage and in the recording booth, but on the big-budget Battleship set, she had to contend with a few butterflies.

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Appearing at the Battleship premiere in Tokyo, which was held on a real-life U.S. battleship, Rihanna explained how she was thrown into the mix while shooting.

"It was my first film, so obviously you could just imagine how nervous I was," said Rihanna, who rocked her new jet-black coif. "The first day in, [director Peter Berg] didn't really give me a chance to think about it before I was already shooting a scene ... In that way it was incredible."

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Battleship, which is based on the classic naval battle board game by Hasbro, also stars Oscar-nominated actor Liam Neeson, Just Go with It star Brooklyn Decker and Friday Night Lights hunk Taylor Kitsch.

The heart-pounding action flick shoots into theaters May 18.