Rihanna ‘Worked Her Butt Off’ in Battleship

Rihanna may have more work coming her way thanks to a glowing review of her performance in ‘Battleship’.

According to the film’s director, Peter Berg, Rihanna gave a strong performance akin to other music stars who have transcended into feature roles like Whitney Houston and Tim McGraw.

“I believe that musicians often make great actors,” Berg said at WonderCon this weekend. “Rihanna said ‘Treat me like an actor.’ She worked her butt off!”

As previously reported, Rihanna stars alongside Taylor Kitsch in Battleship.

The movie is due in theaters this May (2012).