The producers of Fifty Shades of Grey may have tortured us with news that they were delaying the movie's release to 2015, but at least they're making good use of their extra time. They've cast another major role! So who's the lucky actress to play alongside Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson? Only Rita Ora, aka Rob Kardashian's ex-girlfriend!
The British singer confirmed on her website that she has nabbed a coveted role as part of Christian Grey's family. She'll play Mia, Christian's adopted younger sister.
So how does the girl who broke Rob K's heart fit the role?
Well, for starters, Fifty Shades readers will remember Mia is the light in the Grey family. She's bubbly and happy.
Considering Rita's biggest hit is called "How Do We (Party)," she should fit nicely in that role!
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Then there's the look. Mia is supposed to be a babe like everyone else in the Grey family, and the Kosovar-Albanian born singer certainly fits that bill. In addition to singing, she's done her fair share of modeling, including being named the face of Madonna and daughter Lourdes' Material Girl Collection and the face of the DKNY Resort 2014 collection.
As for how a girl once linked to the Kardashians (hey, she dumped Rob!) will actually do at acting, there's good news here too! Rita has real acting chops. A graduate of theatre school in her native England, she appeared in a British film, Spivs, back in 2004, and more recently she's done an episode of 90210, as well as starred in the latest The Fast and the Furious movie, Fast Six.
In short? She sounds pretty perfect ... at least once she dyes that blond hair. Wasn't Mia a brunette?
What do you think of this casting choice? Who did you see as Mia when you read the books?
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