This Story About Rihanna On The ‘Valerian’ Set Says Everything You Need To Know About Her Confidence
Since the moment her first single came out, the world has been enamored by the one and only Rihanna. Not only is she insanely talented, but she's got an IDGAF attitude that is inspiring to anyone who's ever felt like they couldn't do or wear something because of how they might be judged. In a new interview, Rihanna's Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets co-star Cara Delevingne told a story about working with Rihanna that will make you love her even more — if that's even possible.
Speaking with Glamour magazine, Delevingne said, "I've seen her work in the studio, in concert, in meetings. But to see her act was incredible." Delevingne went on to share a story from the Valerian set in which she witnessed an interaction between Rihanna and director Luc Besson. Delevingne recalled,
"There was a moment where Luc was trying to make her cry, to be emotional. He was like, 'Imagine that you get told that your song hasn’t gone to number one and your performance is really bad.' I knew she wasn’t going to give a sh*t — that’s not the way to get into her emotion. And she literally said, 'You’re kidding me? I couldn’t care less.' That was funny."
Funny? More like iconic. Rihanna has had such a successful career it's hard to imagine that she'd be that upset about a song not going to number one or a performance that was lackluster. She clearly knows that she's talented and doesn't get discouraged by a lack of sales or critical acclaim.
Apparently, Besson was eventually able to find a way to emotionally connect with Rihanna, as well as with Delevingne. "Luc said we were similar in that once the trust was there, we became clay he could mold," she explained.
Can you imagine being on set with Rihanna? No, seriously. What it must be like to be in the presence of someone with so much confidence and talent, and who really doesn't care what others think about her. Maybe you can't be on set with Rihanna, but you can check out her and Delevingne's new flick when it hits theaters on July 21.