January 27, 2014
Rita Ora discusses 'Fifty Shades Of Grey' role
Singer will play Mia in film adaptation of erotic novel
Rita Ora has discussed her role in the upcoming Fifty Shades Of Grey adaptation.
The singer has signed on to play Mia in the film, who is the adoptive singer of Christian Grey. Speaking to MTV about the project, she said it would be "the biggest and most amazing shock ever".
Ora then said of working on the film: "Oh, I was nervous because it was the first time I ever did a movie with words. But it was so nice. The director Sam [Taylor-Wood], she was incredible, so it was all love."
The big screen adaptation of EL James's blockbuster erotic novel was originally set to open in cinemas worldwide on August 1, 2014 but will now arrive the following Valentine's Day (February 14, 2015). Filming on the Universal Pictures movie was delayed following the sudden exit of Charlie Hunnam and last-minute casting of replacement Jamie Dornan.
Sons Of Anarchy star Hunnam was originally hired to play sexually adventurous businessman Christian Grey but dropped out in October citing his "immersive TV schedule". Northern Irish actor Dornan - best known for his roles in US fantasy series Once Upon A Time and BBC Two's hit serial killer drama The Fall - has since been drafted in to replace him.
Dakota Johnson will co-star as Anastasia Steele, the college graduate who enters into an intense sexual relationship with the older and dominant Grey. Pride And Prejudice actress Jennifer Ehle and True Blood's Luke Grimes will appear in supporting roles.