Malin Akerman Channels Inner Rock Star in ‘Lip Sync Battle’ Sneak Peek (Video)

The actress is ready to face her lip-sync opponent Stephen Merchant

Malin Akerman shows off her rock-star abilities in a sneak peek for Thursday’s “Lip Sync Battle,” in which she will be battling comedian Stephen Merchant.

The “Watchmen” star lip syncs Def Leppard’s “Pour Some Sugar on Me,” while rocking out on Spike’s stage and donning an all-black ensemble and a short bob.

Merchant will be getting down and “Dirrty,” while singing Christina Aguilera‘s hit 2002-song.

Hosted by LL Cool J, “Lip Sync Battle” is produced by John Krasinski, Stephen Merchant, Casey Patterson, Jay Peterson and Rick Schwartz. Beth McCarthy-Miller of “Saturday Night Live” serves as director.

Watch the teaser above.