To paraphrase an esteemed character from “Zoolander,” that [artist id="1940303"]Rihanna[/artist] is so hot right now!
Not only does the singer have one of the biggest songs of the year in Eminem’s “Love the Way You Lie,” but her new single, “Only Girl,” is getting serious buzz. After jetting in from Hawaii, she gave a killer surprise performance alongside Em at this year’s VMAs. When we caught up with the multi-talented star, we asked about the awards show and her upcoming film, “Battleship.”
Although filming has already started on the 2012 flick, Rihanna told MTV News she just had to make the trip to Los Angeles on Sunday.
“It really killed me that I couldn’t be here and, luckily, I got the day off. Eminem, he called me the day before and said, ‘Please, I’m having a really hard time doing this without you,’ ” she recalled. “We had a really great song, and I just was like, ‘Oh damn!’ It killed me. And then they allowed us to leave and do it, and we jetted in and we’re gonna jet right back out,” she laughed.
Regarding her role in “Battleship,” which is based on the beloved Hasbro board game, Rihanna said she’s having a great time so far. “It’s really good, really good,” she said. “I’m really enjoying it, actually. I like it.”
The movie also stars “Friday Night Lights” breakout star Taylor Kitsch, model Brooklyn Decker and “True Blood” heartthrob Alexander Skarsgård .
The pop star spoke highly of her hunky co-star, Skarsgård.
“He’s really cool, just laid-back. He doesn’t get in the way,” Rihanna said. “[He's] not very talkative, but he’s a really cool guy and that’s [to] everybody — not just the cast.”
Oh … and there’s that tall and Swedish thing he has going for him as well.
“He’s super-tall,” she smiled. “I didn’t even know he was that tall!”
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