Rihanna to star as “Smurfette” in new ‘The Smurfs’ film

Rihanna will star in the forthcoming animated The Smurfs movie, set to premiere in 2025.


Rihanna is set to voice “Smurfette” for the new, live-action feature from the animated franchise. Per Variety, Rihanna will also write and record original songs, and produce the soundtrack for the film.

Riri made a surprise appearance at CinemaCon in Las Vegas, where she took the stage to announce her role.


Rihanna joked:  

“I tried to get the Papa Smurf role but It didn’t work out. Getting to do animation is a fun journey for me. I’m usually front and center with everything with my likeness…but this was fun, I got to imagine, I got to show up in my pajamas in my third trimester, and be a blue badass.”  


She also hoped that her role in the film would make her children look at her in a different light:

“I hope this gives me a little bit of cool points with my kids one day.”


Rihanna previously starred in DreamWorks’ animated feature Home as the voice of Gratuity. That film grossed over $380 million worldwide at the box office.  ‘The Smurfs’ film is set to premiere in theaters on Valentine’s Day 2025.


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