Rihanna On Training For ‘Battleship’: “I Was So Scared...”
Rihanna has spoken out about the "terrifying" experience of being trained by a drill sergeant to get her in top shape for her film debut, 'Battleship'. The 'Talk That Talk' singer told The Daily Mirror: "He yelled at me, cursed me, made me do push-ups and I wanted to curse him, but he probably would have thrown me through the window…"
She added: "I was so scared I just stood there and looked at him and said, 'I swear I'm going to get it right, I swear, I swear, I swear. I'll be good.'" The 24-year-old, presumably not used to being spoken down to, admitted she initially didn’t see how her trainers shouting was meant to help her get motivated.
"At first I didn't see why I had to be yelled at so much," Rihanna went on to explain. "I thought, 'Is this necessary? Really? Do you have to yell or can you just teach me how to stand to attention?' But then I understood how it helped bring me out of my usual comfort zone."
Despite the harsh training, the Bajan star admitted that being in the army cadets at a young age helped her with her role: "It was definitely helpful. We used to shoot on a range. I did a lot of training, a lot of discipline. So I had the army etiquette from a young age."
Words: Maz Khan (@MazHalima)