During Paramount Pictures’ Thursday presentation at the 2023 CinemaCon in Las Vegas, Rihanna dropped the bombshell that she would be doing the Smurfette Role(voice of Smurfette).
The expectant mother of 2, ascended the stage to announce her casting as Smurfette in a yet-untitled Smurfs film. The Fenty Beauty heiress has announced that she is not only providing her voice to the film, but also serving as its musical producer, creating and producing original songs for the film.
Rihanna Reveals Smurfette Role
She began at the event, “This is a delight. Getting to do animation is a fun journey for me. I get to show up in my pajamas in my third trimester and get to play a little blue bad[expletive].”
🎥: Rihanna At CinemaCon 2023
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Rihanna, who is expecting her second child with A$AP Rocky, said that she is hoping this position would provide her some future street cred with her children. “I hope this gives me cool points with my kids one day.”
Showing off her humor, the singer joked that she tried to get the role of Papa Smurf, “but it didn’t work out.” The film, which will be directed by Chris Miller and written by Pam Brady, will premiere on February 14, 2025. Paramount Animation head Ramsey Naito has said that the film would address the issue, “What is a Smurf?” and examine ideas of individuality.
Rihanna’s Prior Animation Projects
Rihanna has dabbled with animation before. She has previously contributed her voice to the $380 million international smash hit “Home,” an animated film produced by DreamWorks.
Films like Battleship, This Is the End, Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets, Ocean’s 8, and Guava Island showcase her acting chops.
Seth Rogen’s take on the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, a new SpongeBob SquarePants ride, and another Paw Patrol outing are all on the horizon for Paramount Animation.
The news of Rihanna’s involvement is a huge boon for the film business, and the excitement and buzz created by the singer’s unexpected cameo will do wonders for the film’s marketing and exposure.
More About Rihanna
Rihanna, who has been dating A$AP Rocky for almost three years, is pregnant with the couple’s second kid. The “Diamonds” singer, in contrast to her prior bump-hugging attire, wore a loose, long-sleeved dress that looked like washed-out denim. The loose dress trailed to the ground, and a high cut revealed the sweatpants that matched it.
The artist, who won a Grammy, put her thick black hair up in a bun and accessorized with light blue makeup. She said she was in her third trimester and was excited about wearing pajamas to work.
Fans of Rihanna have been waiting patiently for her to reveal a new project because she has yet to release her ninth studio album. In February, she told British Vogue, “I want it to be this year,” referring to the release of R9.
“It would be really absurd if it weren’t this year. I simply want to enjoy myself.” She emphasized the difficulty involved in making music videos. And I need the correct score to go along with the pictures.
She explained, “And I need the right background music with the visuals. I can’t just go shoot a video to me talking.”
In 2016, she released her latest album, Anti, which included the smash single “Work.” Obviously, Rihanna has not been on hiatus for the last seven years.
Her two successful lines, Fenty Beauty cosmetics and skincare and Savage X Fenty lingerie, have kept her very busy. Her song “Lift Me Up” is included on the soundtrack for the film Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, and she also unveiled her fourth annual Savage x Fenty fashion show last autumn.
In the midst of it all, she became a mother for the first time and was preparing for her historic performance at Super Bowl LVII, when she announced she is carrying her second child.