|Says meeting “Schinder’s List” and “Rob Roy” star was “one of the highlights of my life”|
“We Found Love” singer Rihanna has admitted that she’s sick of being single and has a huge crush on Irish actor Liam Neeson. The 24-year-old singer who co-starred with Neeson on in the action movie “Battleship” said she was star-struck when she learned he was on set.
She sold the Sun “The first day Liam was on set, I was crazy nervous because I've loved him for years.
"He was amazing in “Schindler's List” and so sexy in “Rob Roy”, I've always had a crush on him.
"He's so tall and manly — what woman doesn't have a crush on Liam Neeson?
"So I was basically hiding out in my trailer, asking for more make-up to be done, just stalling as much as I could. Like, I wanted to meet him but I was so scared.
"We're finally introduced and I'm completely speechless — I don't even know what I said, if it was English — and I'm looking down at my shoes."
The singer was totally blown away when Neeson asked if he could have his photo taken with her.
She said “I still hadn't said anything and he says, 'Rihanna, would you mind if I got a photo with you? My sons will kill me if I don't because they're such big fans.'
"And I'm like, 'Eh, well only if I can get a photo with you.' And, no joke, when he left, I was like jumping around with my friend, we were like two little schoolgirls.
"Honestly, it's one of the highlights of my life.
"But then I had to act with him in a scene and be real bad-ass and disrespectful. Now I should get an Oscar for that."
Rihanna said that despite breaking the ice she found it very difficult to act in their first scene together.
She continued “God, it was awful. I thought the director would fire me after it but Liam was so calming and lovely.
"He was cracking jokes and pulling faces and that just really relaxed me into it.
"After that, everything went pretty smoothly and I don't know if I could have done it without him. He's such a great guy."
The role on “Battleship” also afforded her the opportunity to cover up and wear an outfit that wasn’t revealing. She said “I wear the same outfit throughout the entire movie, and I'm literally covered from head to toe in this army outfit.
"I've never been so comfortable in my life. I would definitely consider wearing this on my next tour, I think it's hot.”
Regardless of her sartorial decisions she believes that working on the action sci-fi move has made her more capable of looking after herself. She said “I learned all these combat fighting moves, and how to take down a guy twice my size.
"Seriously, I am a bad ass. Nobody will ever mess with me.”
The movie, “Battleship”, directed by Peter Berg is based on the Hasbro board game of the same name. It follows the story of a fleet of ships forced to do battle with an armada of unknown origins in order to discover and thwart their destructive goals.
The movie’s set to be released in the US on 18th May 2012.
Here’s the trailer: