Friday 24 November 2017

Big debut? Rita Ora has just three lines of dialogue in Fifty Shades of Grey

Rita Ora as Mia in Fifty Shades of Grey
Rita Ora as Mia in Fifty Shades of Grey
Aoife Kelly

Aoife Kelly

Rita Ora's role in Fifty Shades of Grey is a lot smaller than previously thought.

The singer, who plays Christian Grey's sister Mia in the erotic drama, has just three lines of dialogue (and one of those is in French).

Reports from critics who have seen the film reveal that in total she has approximately 90 seconds on screen, but it is unclear whether this was all she filmed, or whether some of her performance ended up on the cutting room floor.

The 23-year-old Hot Right Now singer admitted last July that she had the lines fed to her through an earpiece because she was so nervous on set.

Speaking to Access Hollywood, she said: "I had to have someone in my ear on set telling me what to say before I said it because I was honestly like so nervous I forgot everything that I had learnt."

She also described the experience as a "learning curve".

"She studies in France, speaks French, and it was a good learning curve for me," she told MTV News.

"I prepped for the role by learning some French first of all, by learning an American accent and by really just not being me. I had a brown wig on and I was being the smart girl that came from French school to see her family, so it was just a lot of dedication, it was like going back to school."

Ora's casting and look for the film (she wears a short, dark wig) did not sit well with fans who took to Twitter to voice their disapproval.

Despite her difficulties,  however, Ora has signed up for the two sequels, which have already been given the green light.

Dakota Jonson and Jamie Dornan will reprise their roles as Anastasia Steele and Mia's brother Christian Grey.

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