By Kara Warner
The details of Rihanna’s personal life are certainly a point of interest for the public, but the singer-turned-actor is sick of fielding questions about her private life. During a recent interview with Australian talk show “Sunrise,” Ri cut the conversation short because she wasn’t comfortable with the direction it was heading in.
Because Rihanna was in Australia to promote her upcoming movie“Battleship,” the conversation began with a discussion about her future in films and whether she’ll put her singing career on the back burner in favor of film. “I don’t see why I can’t do both,” she said. “If I love both, then I’ll do great at both. I love music, and after my first experience with movies, I can’t wait to do more.”
One of those potential future films is tackling the coveted role of the late great Whitney Houston in an upcoming biopic, which Rihanna said would be a very emotional experience. “She’s been someone that I’ve looked up to for so long,” she said. “Her music is something that I’ve been very close to, so I guess it would be fulfilling as well as … a lot of pressure.”
At this point in the interview the reporter brought up Rihanna’s public persona and the pressures and frustrations associated with having all your day-to-day activities reported in the news — specifically when tabloids and gossip websites speculate about Rihanna’s love life and link her to other celebs, like Ashton Kutcher.
“[It’s] very frustrating,” Rihanna said, looking annoyed. “Almost as frustrating as being asked about it.”
“Yeah, you don’t like going there?” the reporter asked in a diplomatic way.
“I mean, what’s the point?” Rihanna responded.
“Well people are interested in you, you’re a big star,” the reporter added.
“They are. And they’re interested in a lot of things — a lot of things that don’t matter,” said a visibly irritated Rihanna. “Or shouldn’t.”
The reporter added in voice-over at the end of the piece that the interview abruptly ended after Rihanna’s last comment.
This isn’t the first time the topic of Rihanna’s love life has halted an interview. Last month in London, Rihanna chastised a reporter at a press conference for bringing up the Ashton rumors. “Wow, how disappointing was that question?” she asked in response. “I’m happy and I’m single, if that’s what you’re really asking.”