Rihanna rules herself out of ‘The Bodyguard’ remake

Singer will not take on the role made famous by Whitney Houston

Rihanna has ruled herself out of starring in the forthcoming remake of The Bodyguard.

The ‘What’s My Name’ singer had been linked to the Whitney Houston role in the forthcoming new version of the 1992 hit.

However, she has now told OK Magazine that she will not be appearing, because she hates it when singers star in musical movies.

She said of her link to the role: “Absolutely not. I hate it when singers do singing movies all the time, because you can never look at them as anybody else. I want to play a character, my whole life is playing Rihanna, being a singer won’t be a stretch for me.”

She added: “I like challenges and being an actor is playing a role, being able to step into somebody else’s shoes. That’s the excitement.”