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'She is really, really good in 'Battleship,' ' director Peter Berg tells MTV News.

By Kevin P. Sullivan, with reporting by Josh Horowitz

Taylor Kitsch and Rihanna in "Battleship"

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Besides facing the normal challenges of the summer box office, "Battleship" has a cast full of young actors, like Taylor Kitsch, Brooklyn Decker and pop superstar Rihanna trying to prove their skills in a big-budget movie.

In the case of Rihanna, many skeptics turned their nose up at the idea of the singer making the crossover to acting, but her director on "Battleship," Peter Berg, told MTV News at New York's Toy Fair that she was a natural. "She was great," he said. "She has a very strong part."

Berg insisted that Rihanna's casting was not as unorthodox as many may have thought, citing a whole host of singers who act. He has even had »

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