Brooklyn Decker and Rihanna loved being surrounded by men on the set of 'Battleship'.

The former 'Sports Illustrated' swimwear model and the 'California King Bed' hitmaker appear in the action movie opposite actors including Liam Neeson and Taylor Kitsch and the pair loved working with their male counterparts because they are both tomboys at heart although Brooklyn was jealous that Rihanna had more action scenes.

She told Irish TV show 'Xpose': ''Rihanna and I didn't get to spend too much time together and I don't want to speak for her but I think what we have in Common is that we both loved being on set with boys, we're both tomboys at heart so it was great.

''There was a lot of gun envy, Rihanna got to fire lots of guns. I got to do gun training and stunt training but the scenes were cut.''

Brooklyn stars as Samantha the daughter of Liam's character Admiral Shane, in the movie about a huge battle between aliens and a fleet of US navy warships and although she found the Irish actor intimidating at first, she loved working with him.

She added: ''I was terrified about this movie, I was so nervous, I thought this is so big I'm not ready for it, I freaked out a few times

''The thing about Liam Neeson is that he's intimidating because he's so big and scary but he took the time with me to give me advice, he took the time when he didn't have to and he was wonderful.''