Rihanna Told Kanye West She Drank Lots of Red Bull on the Set of This Movie

Rihanna appeared in several movies. She said she didn’t really act in one of her films, but she played a “real role” in a later film. Subsequently, she revealed why she consumed lots of Red Bull on the set of the latter film.

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Rihanna felt she didn’t do much acting in this movie

Rihanna appeared in several films, including Battleship, HomeValerian and the City of a Thousand Planets, and This Is the End. She mostly plays secondary or tertiary characters in her films. During a 2010 conversation with Kanye West in Interview Magazine, she said she didn’t really act in her first movie, Bring It On: All or Nothing.

“I did a cameo playing myself in Bring It On: All Or Nothing [2006], but I never really had to act,” she said. “I was just basically being myself.”

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She cited her then-recent role in Battleship, a film based on the board game of the same name, as something different. “This is the first time I’ve had a role, she said. “I actually had to do something that I had to get prepared for. I didn’t know if I was going to like it or hate it or love it.”

Why Rihanna drank so much Red Bull on the set of ‘Battleship’

Rihanna said her work on Battleship was a positive experience. “I actually enjoy it and it’s something that I’m looking forward to in the future,” she revealed. “But I’ll never shut off from music and just do film. I love music too much.”

Rihanna spent most of her time on the set “watching all the other actors or drinking Red Bull.” She said this was because of the time of the day she had to work on the film. “Usually because of the hours,” she said. “It’s really weird. 

“On movies, you usually start your days early, like at around 5 A.M., and then you finish around 5 P.M. or 6 P.M., and then, on Battle­ship, which we shot in Hawaii, the time difference was just … I was really jet-lagged,” she said.

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The way the public reacted to the movies

Regardless of what Rihanna said about her Bring It On: All or Nothing and Battleship, both films were successful. Box Office Mojo reports Bring It On: All or Nothing earned over $17 million during its opening weekend against an $11 million budget. It ultimately earned over $90 million worldwide. Since the release of Bring It On: All or Nothing, there have been three more Bring It On movies.

Battleship became somewhat popular as well. According to Box Office Mojo, the film earned over $25 million during its opening weekend against a $209 million budget. It made over $303 million overall, meaning it sold quite a few tickets even if it wasn’t a major success. While Rihanna said very different things about Bring It On: All or Nothing and Battleship, both films seemed to find an audience.

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