Sneak Peek: Rihanna Plays Tough Weapons Officer in ‘Battleship’ [VIDEO]

juggles the big guns in her silver screen debut, Battleship. Her kick ass character, Raikes, is a Navy weapons officer who gets her hands dirty in the upcoming live-action film. The Bajan pop princess explored the depth of her character with the help of Jacqueline Carrizosa, a real life Navy specialist, who was on set.

“I was playing what she really does in real life. She was all tatted up, and I just looked at her and I was like, ‘You are Raikes,'” says Rih Rih. “I watched her and I really just lived and breathed in her mindset, and tried to really get into her character.”

The Peter Berg-directed film will be in theaters everywhere on May 18.