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Rihanna’s “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street” is her first feature film

Rihanna's "Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street" is her first feature film

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Rihanna is not here to watch her first feature film. The Hollywood star’s new film, “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street,” will open in New York and Los Angeles on Dec. 1, two years after she starred in “Black Swan,” the Oscar-winning movie she filmed with her “Friday Night Lights” co-stars.

But she’s here to join Hollywood’s elite, thanks in part to “Black Swan’s” director, Darren Aronofsky, whose “Sweeney Todd” was his first foray into directing a major motion picture.

Here’s what you need to know about this new project.

What are you doing to take on such a demanding role?

I think I have a few roles in mind. I haven’t really taken on anyone that’s quite as big and I wasn’t in the same place or time period that I was in for “Friday Night Lights,” so I don’t know what that’s going to look like. But in terms of, “What am I going to do next?” It’s kind of new for me. I feel like I’m on top of my game.

What was it like working with director Darren Aronofsky, who is also responsible for the Oscar-winning film “Black Swan”?

It was the same. It was a lot of fun. It was the same. There was not much going on between shoots, because it was all in the same hotel. He’s like, “Oh, and here’s the script.” And he’s like, “You need to get a haircut.” It was so easy to work with him — he was very direct and very easy to work with. I did a couple of takes in the morning and then he would sit in the editing room with the editor and we would run them by and take turns, make sure he liked them. We had a great laugh.

Did he give you any advice?

Yeah, just be yourself. There’s no real advice that someone like

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