Although Fifty Shades of Grey is Rita Ora's first big role, it's no surprise to the singer that she followed the acting path.
Ora revealed to Billboard on Saturday that she was meant to be an actress, especially since she's partially named after Rita Hayworth, who was the favorite star of her late grandfather, film director Besim Sahatciu.
"I love impressions and characters and how they dictate a room," Ora said. "It's all about energy."
Ora has already signed up for the Fifty Shades sequels, after the film comes out next year, and apparently completed work on the Rachel McAdams and Jake Gyllenhaal film, the Antoine Fuqua-directed Southpaw.
"I'm a singer first and foremost, but I love creative experiences," Ora said about her singing, acting and fashion careers. "All these people I'm working with, they're all coming for the Rita Ora business. So why not do it all if you can?" Ora is also the face of Roberto Cavalli and launched a new line with Adidas.
Ora is also working on her music, despite some issues after her split from DJ Calvin Harris. She hit the top 10 with her hit Black Widow with Iggy Azalea. Harris famously blocked Ora from performing their song I Will Never Let You Down at the Teen Choice Awards.
There were then rumors that Ora was working on a "revenge" song about Harris.
The Mirror reported that Ora was writing a revenge song comparing an anonymous ex-boyfriend to the devil. The song is reportedly called Poison and the lyrics include such statements as "Like a serpent/From the Garden of Eden/You are like poison/Running in my blood."
Ora didn't comment on that rumor but did say she was most upset for her fans. "I don't control other people's minds, especially if they've written a great song," Ora said. "I couldn't care less that I couldn't perform it -- it was about my fans being disappointed, and that's my nightmare."