Brooklyn Decker on her 'Battleship' audition

By Robert Kirchgassner ,

Actress/model Brooklyn Decker’s audition for the upcoming film, Battleship, proved more grueling than she anticipated.

“[I auditioned] five times,” she said at the film’s Thursday premiere in Los Angeles. “On the fifth time, I actually met [director] Peter Berg and the whole time they’re like, ‘You’re not tough enough. We don’t think you’re tough enough to do this role.’”

Still, producers kept bringing her back, which Decker, 25, called torture.

Berg eventually told Decker that she had to make snot bubbles in order to get the role.

"I had to make snot bubbles come from my nose," she said on the Today show, although she did not demonstrate the feat.

"If that qualifies you for a role, by the way, all of my kids are going to be movie stars," said host Matt Lauer.

Both Decker and her co-star Rihanna were not glamorized for the movie, despite its Hawaiian locations.

“You usually see us like this — we’re dressed up, we have people work on us for hours. But [Pete] was like, ‘No, I want you guys with no makeup, covered in dirt, doing stunts, doing fight scenes.’ So, both of us had to train really hard. It was a blast,” Decker said.

Battleship, based on the popular game, hits theaters May 18.

U.S. model Brooklyn Decker attends the press conference for the film "Battleship" on the deck of the USS George Washington(CVN73) at U.S. Fleet Activities Yokosuka, in Yokosuka, Kanagawa prefecture, Japan, on April 2, 2012. The film will open on April 13 in Japan. UPI/Keizo Mori


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