Rihanna will star in the forthcoming animated The Smurfs movie, set to premiere in 2025. Rihanna is set to voice “Smurfette” for the new, live-action feature from the animated franchise. Per Variety, Rihanna will also write and record original songs, and produce the soundtrack for the film.
Riri made a surprise appearance at CinemaCon in Las Vegas, where she took the stage to announce her role. Rihanna joked: “I tried to get the Papa Smurf role but It didn’t work out. Getting to do animation is a fun journey for me. I’m usually front and center with everything with my likeness…but this was fun, I got to imagine, I got to show up in my pajamas in my third trimester, and be a blue badass.” She also hoped that her role in the film would make her children look at her in a different light: “I hope this gives me a little bit of cool points with my kids one day.”
Rihanna previously starred in DreamWorks’ animated feature Home as the voice of Gratuity. That film grossed over $380 million worldwide at the box office. ‘The Smurfs’ film is set to premiere in theaters on Valentines Day 2025.
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