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'Battleship' Director Praises Rihanna's Acting


With Rihanna set to star in the upcoming film version of the classic board game Battleship, many were concerned about the singer's acting skills, but director Peter Berg is not one of them.

"I'm a big believer in musicians-turned-actor," Berg told MTV News. "You could do a great MTV special about all the musicians that have acted. It starts for me with Frank Sinatra, who won an Oscar for a movie called From Here to Eternity."

Berg gushed about Ri-Ri's acting chops.

"I knew from the second I saw Rihanna in her videos that that girl had real charisma. She came in and had a long meeting with me. We just played around, and she really didn't even know what was going on, but what was apparent is that she really has the guts to take chances. There's probably no more single important skill than that, that you can ask for in an actress."

Battleship hits theaters May 18.

by RTTNews Staff Writer

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