|Rihanna, spotting and killing aliens in Battleship (2012)|
Pop diva and star of the upcoming alien invasion movie Battleship has revealed that she used to be a UFO spotter, albeit a reluctant one. When asked by a journalist at a recent press conference if she believes in alien life, Rihanna responded:
"My dad used to make me sit outside on the steps all night long looking for UFOs flying by, and I had to do that for years."
Her comment was met with chuckles from the crowd and from her two co-stars, Taylor Kitsch and Brooklyn Decker. But her director, Peter Berg (who was sat directly to her left), asked her quickly and with a straight face: "did you see any?" He seemed slightly disappointed by her response:
"I didn't see any but I saw a falling star once and I was like, 'Yessss, Dad! Come and see, it just darted'."
|Peter Berg (centre) in Fire in the Sky (1993)|
Berg, of course, is fully aware of the reality of the UFO phenomenon, having co-starred in the 1993 movie, Fire in the Sky, which was based on the famous Travis Walton abduction experience of 1975. Berg and his co-stars spent time with Walton during the shoot and heard the disturbing details of his unearthly encounter straight from the horse's mouth.
In any case, judging from other alien-related comments Rihanna makes in the most recent Battleship promotional featurette, UFO occupants will surely be glad they've never stopped in to pay her a visit: "I'm all for killin' these creatures!" she declares with a smile.
Battleship hits cinemas 11 April (UK) and 18 May (US).