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UPDATE // NOVEMBER 10:
A trailer for the movie is now available, which briefly features Rihanna as the shape-shifting alien stripper you've heard so much about.
UPDATE // NOVEMBER 9:
Rihanna is set to play a saucy intergalactic role in the forthcoming film, Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets, and now we have our first look.
Entertainment Weekly shared a photo and GIF of Rihanna in character, and it's giving us some major Good Girl Gone Bad vibes.
Vulture previously reported on this “jaw-dropping” scene where she plays an alien stripper and has a ‘dance’ scene that will supposedly take our breaths away.
“Rihanna was my first wish,” says director Luc Besson. “First, because of her voice and the way she smiles and looks and how she expresses herself. Second, because you know she won’t be intimidated on the set. She plays stadiums with 100,000 people. You know that girl isn’t shy about the camera and the crew and all this.”
Rih has 20-some minutes in the film, and here's a taste:
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EARLIER // JULY 22:
Strip clubs and rocket ships.Back in January, just days before "Work" was released and the peak of the "ANTI" drought, Rihanna spent a week in Paris filming scenes for Luc Besson's new sci-fi epic “Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets”. Details of RiRi’s role and the film itself have been limited until now, besides knowing the blockbuster also stars the singer’s pal Cara Delevingne, however a teaser clip was shown at Comic Con and it got everyone talking. Vulture reported on the “jaw-dropping” scene, revealing she plays an alien stripper and has a ‘dance’ scene that will supposedly take our breaths away.
“DeHaan knows exactly what he wants, zeroing in on a brothel run by Ethan Hawke, who swans toward DeHaan adorned in fluorescent fabrics and a Jane Child nose-ring chain…Hawke asks DeHaan what kind of girl he’s in the mood for. ‘Retro,’ says DeHaan, and fortunately, Hawke has just the thing: He sits the spaceman down for a private show as a bowler-clad performer appears on stage, straddling a chair. The woman turns to the camera, and thank the heavens above, it’s fucking Rihanna. (Sexy space Rihanna, y’all!) Serving up a Sally Bowles look, Velma Kelly glamour, and Rihanna Rihanna-tude, Space Rihanna gets ready to slay her dance number … and then the clip cuts out."According to Rihanna's co-star Dane DeHaan, the pair spent two weeks working on the scene and described the final cut by saying, "You guys don't even know, Rihanna's part is so crazy." I’m screaming already. Unfortunately, we have to wait one whole year to see the singer in action as “Valerian” will be released on 21 July 2017. I’m sure it’ll be worth the wait.