|As Lt Raikes (rihannadaily.com)|
S&M singer Rihanna is quite impressed by her character Lieutenant Raikes she plays in the upcoming movie, Battleship. She told Entertainment Tonight that she enjoys that Lieutenant Raikes is a "badass". The superstar was impressed with her character's knowledge of artillery and admired the Lt. Raikes' commando spirit. "Lt. Raikes is this badass weapons officer; she knows everything about weapons, not only hers, but all the weapons on board,' Rihanna explained to Entertainment Tonight. 'She's a fighter. She's a killer. She's not afraid of anything. She likes a challenge because she can handle it." Rihanna had to get tough for this shoot. Garbed in uniform and armed with some serious weapons, Rihanna dug deep into this role. "I got to shoot some really serious, powerful weapons, which is really, really fun," Rihanna said. "We wanted a bunch of tattoos just to dirty me up a little bit - and, of course, no make-up." Although the public is interested in what occurs in Rihanna's love life, Lt. Raikes does not have the same experience. Lt. Raikes is not at all boy crazy, in the romantic sense. "She could care less about boys," Rihanna said. "I'm one of the boys." Based on Hasbro’s classic naval combat game, the epic action-adventure unfolds across the seas, in the skies and over land as our planet fights for survival against an out-of-this-world, superior force. Rihanna plays Lt. Raikes, a crewmate and a weapons specialist on the USS John Paul Jones. She faces the enemy alongside Taylor Kitsch, Alexander Skarsgård (True Blood's sexy Eric!), Brooklyn Decker and Liam Neeson.