Alexander Skarsgard: Rihanna's 'great' in 'Battleship'
October 1st, 2010
10:04 AM ET

Alexander Skarsgard: Rihanna's 'great' in 'Battleship'

If you believe her "Battleship" co-star Alexander Skarsgård, Rihanna will be a big hit in her big-screen debut.

"This is her first movie but she's great, she's really really good in it," the "True Blood" star, who plays a Navy commander in the film based on the popular Hasbro board game, tells the new issue of GQ UK.

"She's got a crazy schedule. She's really diligent and I'm impressed," he adds. "We would work and then she'd fly to L.A. to perform at the MTV [Video] Music Awards and then fly back redeye, land, go straight to set, work all day. No complaints, nothing. She's really solid."

Skarsgård, 34, is no stranger to working with music superstars. He also appeared opposite Lady Gaga, 24, in her "Paparazzi" video.

"They were very different experiences," Skarsgård tells the magazine. "I worked with Lady Gaga for a day on a video shoot. It was crazy; we had a lot of fun. I had a great time. [Filming "Battleship"] is a different experience because...we're out there together for a couple of months. "

For her part, Rihanna, 22, told MTV she's enjoying the movie-making process and gushed about co-star Skarsgård. "He's really cool, just laid-back. He doesn't get in the way. [He's] not very talkative, but he's a really cool guy and that's [to] everybody — not just the cast."

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  1. starter

    and that would make you watch the movie

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    October 10, 2010 at 7:54 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Frank

    I say that they should make Candyland into a movie, if they must make board games into films. That would be awesome!

    October 5, 2010 at 5:26 am | Report abuse |
  3. Frank

    They're making board games into movies now?! What's next, Monopoly? Oh, wait. Wall Street has that one covered. Hollywood has truly run out of ideas.

    October 5, 2010 at 5:23 am | Report abuse |
  4. ABK

    I want to see him naked.

    October 1, 2010 at 10:44 am | Report abuse |
  5. maureen

    cnn, please get yourself some fact checkers. it was "paparazzi", not "bad romance."

    October 1, 2010 at 10:35 am | Report abuse |

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