Rihanna is going for the gold.
The “Work” singer revealed that she’s got lofty goals for her budding acting career, and hopes that one day she’ll join the ranks of fellow singers-turned-actresses Cher and Jennifer Hudson and nab herself an Oscar.
“I’d love to get there one day,” she told British tabloid The Sun. “Who doesn’t want to be told they are doing a great job? Any validation that your work is impacting is rewarding… I don’t think anyone makes an album thinking about winning a Grammy, or makes a movie thinking about winning an Oscar.”
The 29-year-old singer already has eight Grammys under her belt, but has recently been increasing her high profile even further with a slew of acting roles.
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She’ll next appear on the big screen alongside pal Cara Delevingne in Luc Besson’s “Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets,” where she’ll play a shape-shifting alien.
But don’t expect her to bring any prima donna behavior to the set like fellow pop star Mariah Carey, who recently made headlines for extreme demands on the set of “The House.”
Rihanna says she offers “herself like clay” to her directors, and follows one rule very closely: “You don’t do diva on film sets.”
The “Needed Me” singer also divulged that in the future, she may be ready to take the crown from newly retired Daniel Day-Lewis when it comes to method actor master.
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“It’s pretty difficult to method act when it comes to playing a shape-shifting entertainer, but seriously, I have nothing but respect for the actors that do,” she said. “I just do what’s best for the role, what’s best for me, I’d love to do something dark and different and challenge myself.”
In addition to “Valerian,” Rihanna appeared in the 2014 “Annie” remake, several episodes of “Bates Motel” and the action flick “Battleship,” which earned her an infamous Razzie Award for Worst Supporting Actress in 2012. She’ll next grace the screen (and work on snagging that Oscar) in the upcoming star-studded “Ocean’s Eight.”
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