LAS VEGAS – This is some Smurfin’ good news: Rihanna is now a Smurf.
The music superstar made a surprise appearance at CinemaCon on Thursday to announce that she’s voicing Smurfette in “The Smurfs Movie,” a new live-action/animated hybrid expected in theaters Feb. 14, 2025.
“I tried to get the Papa Smurf part but it didn’t work out,” the pregnant singer joked at the convention for theater owners and studios. In addition to starring and producing, Rihanna is also creating and performing original music for the film.
“This is a delight. Getting to do animation is a fun journey for me,” she added. “I’m usually front and center with everything, but (with) this I get to play a part and a role and I get to imagine. I get to show up in my pajamas in my third trimester and get to play a little blue badass.”
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“I hope this gives me a little bit of cool points with my kids one day.”
Paramount also announced an all-star “Transformers: One” animated movie (out June 19, 2024), with Chris Hemsworth voicing young Optiumus Prime and Brian Tyree Henry playing young Megatron in a cast also including Scarlett Johansson, Laurence Fishburne, Keegan-Michael Key and Jon Hamm.
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