Director Leo Carax has opened up about the part in his new movie Annette that he had written for Rihanna.
Rihanna did turn down the part, but Leo has opened up about the character he did write for her to play.
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According to Leo‘s interview with USA Today, Rihanna‘s part was just a cameo.
“It was a small part written specifically for her,” he shared. “She was supposed to play herself [Rihanna].”
Leo added that “when Baby Annette becomes famous, there was a duet between the puppet and Rihanna. But then Rihanna feels upstaged by this baby.”
The movie centers on the romance between comedian Henry (Driver) and Ann (Cotillard), a world-renowned opera singer, whose child turns out to be a mysterious little girl with an exceptional destiny, will turn their lives upside down.
Annette is currently playing in select theaters and will begin streaming August 20 on Amazon Prime Video.
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