Nicole Scherzinger listened to Led Zeppelin to get her in the mood for 'Men In Black 3'.

The singer-and-actress made her big screen debut as antagonist Lily Poison in the sci-fi movie and she found it ''inspiring'' to tune into ''heavier music'' to portray the villain.

She told BANG Showbiz: ''I listened to my heavier music and I listened to Led Zeppelin and I kind of got in that frame of mind because music is what inspires me most.

''I worked with my acting coach a lot and she told me about lots of crazy things to think about while I was in character, but I better not tell you what she said.''

Nicole, 33, is hoping the movie will kick-start her acting career, but she found it ''fricking scary'' having the camera focused on her while she was shooting the film.

She added: ''It's fricking scary being on a film set, it's much easier to perform in front of a live audience because you feel all that energy. But when you just have a camera on you everything is focusing on you.

''I grew up doing theatre and working a lot on stage and this is the first time being in front of the big screen so hopefully it's the first of many.''

Nicole starred alongside Will Smith (Agent J), Tommy Lee Jones (Agent K) and Josh Brolin (Young Agent K) in the movie, and she admits her close friend Will was ''very inspiring'' to be around.

She explained: ''I didn't have any scenes with Will but he's a close friend and he is one of the most brilliant people that I know, he's very inspiring to be around. I worked a lot with Jemaine Clement and he's unbelievable.''