Model and singer Anna Tsuchiya, 28, said she was thrilled to dub the voice of 24-year-old Barbados singer Rihanna for the Japanese-language version of the science-fiction film "Battleship," directed by Peter Berg.
Based on a Hasbro game, "Battleship" is about an epic battle between an alien force known as "Regents" and a naval force based at Pearl Harbor. Rihanna plays Petty Officer and weapons specialist Cora Raikes.
Tsuchiya said she is a big fan of Rihanna. "Her voice is similar to my voice when I act, so it was easy to do the dubbing," Tsuchiya said. "There are many shouting scenes however. I worked out so I could do a good job imagining myself in the battle scenes."
Tsuchiya said she is interested in making a movie in Hollywood, but does not have confidence in her English ability. "Maybe if the role only called for shouting and fighting," she said.
"Battleship" opens in Japan on April 13.© Japan Today