Check out Rihanna’s Character in the Valerian Movie

A teaser of Rihanna’s appearance in the new sci-fi movie Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets has been released and Rihanna’s character is already iconic. Rih stars alongside Dane DeHaan, Cara Delevingne, Clive Owen and Ethan Hawke.

Almost 17 years after Luc Besson gave us LeeLoo in The Fifth Element, this short teaser is more than a little reminiscent of Liza Minnelli in Cabaret. So far the trailer suggests Valerian is something of a creative artistic sequel to The Fifth Element.

In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Besson said: “Rihanna was my first wish. First, because of her voice and the way she smiles and looks and how she expresses herself. Second, because you know she won’t be intimidated on the set. She plays stadiums with 100,000 people. You know that girl isn’t shy about the camera and the crew and all this.” He added: “She was very direct with me. She said ‘Luc, I want to learn, I want to work. Just let me do it.’ And I must say that she was a great partner and did everything I asked and believe me – I asked too much.”

Watching former model Cara’s performance you can’t help be reminded of how the first film also transformed Milla Jovovich from model to action hero.

We are so excited about this movie and although Rih’s part is very short we are totally routing for her!