During this optimistic first week of the new year, it’s time to think about our favorite entertainers who are poised to make a big impact outside their typical areas of expertise. We’re talkin’ crossovers, of course, including multitalented musicians-turned-actors, actors-turned-musicians, models-turned-actors, actors-turned-authors, wrestlers-turned-actors and other hyphenates!
Here’s a look at a few of the stars who are making moves in new directions this year:
We’ve glimpsed her acting chops during performances and dramatic videos, but this year, RiRi is making the big move from music to movies with a role in the expected summer blockbuster “Battleship,” due May 18. Not much has been revealed about her character yet, but we did get a brief look at her in action as a strong, capable Marine in the trailer. We also see her wielding a rather large gun alongside co-star Taylor Kitsch.