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Rihanna Describes her Booth Anxiety While Voicing ‘Home’ Character

Rihanna promotes her new animated feature "Home" at Mandarin Oriental on March 15, 2015 in New York City
Rihanna promotes her new animated feature “Home” at Mandarin Oriental on March 15, 2015 in New York City

*You’d think a woman who has rocked stadiums worldwide would have no problem voicing an animated character. But the recording booth can be intimidating, according to Rihanna.

The singer voices a teen girl named Tip in DreamWorks Animation’s new film “Home.” The story follows an alien race “The Boov,” led by Captain Smek (Steve Martin) that invades Earth to hide from their galactic enemy. The Boov starts to relocate humans to a new Desert Planet, but Tip evades capture. While searching for her mom Lucy (Jennifer Lopez), she teams with a “fugitive” Boov named Oh (Jim Parsons), who inadvertently alerts his people’s enemies of their location.

Oh and Tip (Jim Parsons and Rihanna) in the DreamWorks Animation film "Home"
Oh and Tip (Jim Parsons and Rihanna) in the DreamWorks Animation film “Home”

It’s a project Rihanna has jumped into with both feet – contributing a song for the soundtrack (“Towards the Sun”) as well as planning an entire concept album based on the movie.

But that recording booth… apparently the one at DreamWorks is a lot more intimidating than her usual booth at the recording studio.

She explains below:

“Home” opens nationwide on March 27. Watch the trailer and a clip below:

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