Rihanna made a surprise appearance at Paramount Pictures’ CinemaCon presentation in Las Vegas on Thursday, where she revealed that she would be voicing Smurfette in the upcoming Smurfs movie.
Along with voicing the character, the pregnnt star will also be producing the film and creating original music for it.
“I’ll be playing Smurfette. I tried to get the Papa Smurf part, but it didn’t work out,” she shared while on stage.
The singer, who is in her third trimester, said that working on an animated project was a “fun journey” for her, and that she got to “imagine” and “be herself.”
“I got to play a part and just imagine. I got just to be myself. I got to show up in my pajamas in my third trimester and play a little blue badass,” she said.
“I can’t wait for you guys to see how she’s been reimagined,” she continued of her role. “The entire movie is going to be so fun. It’s so thrilling.”
Rihanna also expressed her excitement about the role, saying that she hopes it will give her a “little bit of cool points” with her 10-month-old son and her baby on the way with boyfriend A$AP Rocky.
Rihanna has acted in voice-over roles before, such as portraying the character Gratuity in DreamWorks’ animated film “Home.” The movie earned over $380 million in global box office revenue. Additionally, she has acted in several other films such as “Battleship,” “This Is the End,” “Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets,” and “Ocean’s 8.”
The “Smurfs” movie hits theaters February 14, 2025.
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