Alexander Skarsgard ‘Impressed’ With His ‘Battleship’ Co-Star Rihanna

'This is her first movie but she's great,' the 'True Blood' star tells GQ UK.

Rihanna has already proved she can conquer the dance floor, and if her her “Battleship” co-star Alexander Skarsgård is to be believed, she’s not having problem transitioning into the world of film either. In an interview with target="_blank">GQ UK, the “True Blood” star talked about working on the songstress’ feature film debut .

The Swedish actor, who will play a commander of a Navy destroyer , said that despite Rihanna’s busy schedule, she’s performing well.

“This is her first movie but she’s great, she’s really really good in it,” Skarsgård said. “She’s got a crazy schedule. She’s really diligent and I’m impressed. We would work and then she’d fly to LA to perform at the MTV [Video] Music Awards and then fly back redeye, land, go straight to set, work all day. No complaints, nothing. She’s really solid.”

MTV News caught up with Rihanna at the 2010 VMAs, and she said couldn’t be happier on the set of the board-game-based film. “I’m really enjoying it, actually. I like it,” she gushed.

When asked how it was working with Skarsgård, Rihanna replied, “He’s really cool, just laid-back. He doesn’t get in the way. [He's] not very talkative, but he’s a really cool guy and that’s [to] everybody — not just the cast.”

Skarsgård, who co-starred in Lady Gaga’s “Paparazzi” video, described that shoot as “crazy” and “a lot of fun,” and he revealed that the experience with the Barbadian songstress is a bit different considering the amount of time he’s spent working time with the pop stars. “[Filming Battleship] is a different experience because Rihanna, we’re out there together for a couple of months,” he said.

Photos of a Rihanna in Hawaii , sporting a short brunette hairdo and a traditional U.S. Navy uniform, surfaced earlier this month.

“Battleship” will land in theaters on May 25, 2012.

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