Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets was a hit novel back in the 1960s. Legendary director Luc Besson, mastermind behind movies like The Fifth Element, Lucy and Leon, brings to life the story of Valerian and Laureline played by Dane DeHaan and Cara Delevingne.
Rihanna also makes an appearance as “Bubble,” a shapeshifting alien with incredible talents.
Director Besson and the cast dished on how incredible and humble Rihanna was on set, saying how she checked her entourage at the door, and was a focused actress.
“She asked the entourage to get out of the set and was dedicated and she acting like a real actress; she was amazing,” Besson said.
Delevingne says that she and Rihanna met five years ago and are now friends. But when she first met her she was starstruck. Cara was really impressed with how committed Rhianna was, saying, “Watching her in this film kinda completely detach from everything and seeing her throw herself into this like she does everything, it was incredible to watch that transformation.”
DeHaan also told Hip Hollywood that he, Cara and Rihanna also went out for sushi during filming, and then flashed a grin at Cara, implying that it was a particularly good time.
Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets hits theaters July 21! Check out the full interview below: