“Fifty Shades of Grey” fans may still have to wait a bit with bated breath before their favorite piece of lusty literature finally hits the silver screen; but musical artist and actress Rita Ora certainly is tantalizing fans with her take on it already.
“It’s gonna be the biggest and most amazing shock ever,” she shared with reporters on Saturday at the annual Roc Nation pre-Grammy brunch.
Some might know Ora best for her music career. The 23 year old singer and girlfriend of DJ Calvin Harris, wouldn’t share too much about her upcoming album. She did, however, say: “It comes out in a few months,” and went on to add, “It’s been about a year and a half of kind of doing it undercover, but I can officially say it’s done. The album’s gonna be great.”
While Rita’s first love may be music, Fifty Shades isn’t her first encounter with acting. For the sixth sequel of the high-octane Fast & Furious movie series, she took on a small non-speaking part when she was cast as a racer. Now, with respect to her upcoming role in the torrid drama, it seems like she’s taking the next step in her acting career.
She admitted, “Oh, I was nervous because it was the first time I ever did a movie with words.”
Cast to play the adopted sister of Christian Grey (Jamie Dornan), Rita will star in the film alongside a list of names including Eloise Mumford, Victor Rasuk, Jennifer Ehle, Max Martini, Marcia Gay Harden, Luke Grimes, and Dakota Johnson who portrays Anastasia Steele. Of her first experience delivering lines in a feature film, she said, “It was so nice. The director Sam, she was incredible, so it was all love.”
— Fifty Shades of Grey (@FiftyShades) January 25, 2014
The aforementioned director of the highly anticipated Universal Pictures and Focus Features project is Sam Taylor-Wood. Sam (short for Samantha) is also an artist and has directed such films as Nowhere Boy. She was chosen to direct the adaptation of the erotic novel from a list that also included Angelina Jolie, Steven Soderbergh, Joe Wright, and Gus Van Sant.
As for the release date, it seems like there’s just as much taunting as the characters impose upon one another in the book. Mr. Grey won’t be “ready to see us” in the theaters until Valentine’s Day – of next year.
Will your “inner goddess” still be dancing by then?
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