From AOL PopEater

Without exactly being asked, Rihanna has clarified that she isn’t interested in filling Whitney Houston’s shoes in an upcoming remake of the ‘The Bodyguard.’

Rihanna tells OK! magazine she won’t take on the role of singer Rachel Marron, played by Houston in the 1992 hit film, because it wouldn’t be challenging enough for her. Rihanna says that she would like to escape into a role rather than play a singer.

“Absolutely not,” Rihanna says. “I want to separate the two. I hate it when singers do singing movies all the time, because you can never look at them as anybody else.”

Rihanna will have a chance to escape in her upcoming role — also her big screen debut — in the upcoming ‘Battleship’ movie, based on the classic Hasbro board game of the same name. The film, out May 2012, also stars ‘True Blood’ actor Alexander Skarsgard and Taylor Kitsch and follows a naval fleet that must protect earth against an alien attack. It’s not clear who Rihanna will play in the film, but she was photographed wearing a Navy uniform on location in Hawaii last year…