Rihanna will definitely not star in The Bodyguard remake

Rihanna has refuted the currently-circulating rumour that she will star in the planned remake of The Bodyguard .

The singer claimed she would "absolutely not" be starring in the role made famous by Whitney Houston in the 1992 thriller.

Speaking to OK, Rihanna said: "I hate it when singers do singing movies all the time because you can never look at them as anybody else."

"I want to play a character. My whole life is playing Rihanna, being a singer [in a film] won't be a stretch for me."

"I like challenges and being an actor is playing a role, being able to step into somebody else's shoes, that's the excitement."

She does have a point, as 'singer movies' are frequently atrocious (we all remember Glitter ...).

The Bodyguard remake currently has a tentative 2012 release pencilled in, with Jeremiah Friedman and Nick Palmer said to be working on the script.

Rihanna will make her acting debut in Peter Berg's Battleship , which is set to open on 18 May 2012.

Matt Maytum
Deputy Editor, Total Film

I'm the Deputy Editor at Total Film magazine, looking after the long-form features there, and generally obsessing over all things Nolan, Kubrick and Pixar. Over the past decade I've worked in various roles for TF online and in print, including at GamesRadar+, and you can often hear me nattering on the Inside Total Film podcast. Bucket-list-ticking career highlights have included reporting from the set of Tenet and Avengers: Infinity War, as well as covering Comic-Con, TIFF and the Sundance Film Festival.