'Fifty Shades of Grey' News: Rita Ora Talks Rejection & Finding Confidence To Audition For Movie Role [VIDEO]
Singer Rita Ora is gracing the cover of InStyle UK's April issue and in a recent interview with the mag, she opened up about rejection and getting a role in Fifty Shades of Grey.
Ora, who played the role Christian Grey's little sister Mia, says that she's experienced a lot of rejection in life, but that's what gave her the confidence she needed to contact film director Sam Taylor Johnson about getting involved with the film.
The singer turned actress told the mag that she turned to the director in hopes of making a song for the film's soundtrack, but it was Johnson who encouraged her to audition for a role.
"I said I'd love to involved as I was such a fan of the book," she explains. "And then Sam said, 'Well, why don't you audition?' And I said, 'Sure...I've got a few song ideas, I could send them over...' and she said, 'No, why don't you audition for the movie?'"
Due to the fact that she hasn't had much acting experience, Ora said that she didn't expect to be cast in the film.
"And I was like, 'What?' I've done a bit of acting, but honestly didn't expect to be put into that role," she explained. "I thought, what have I got to lose? I auditioned like everybody else - there were a lot of other people in the frame. I didn't get any special treatment. I perfected my American accent, one thing led to another, and I got it."
Fifty Shades sequels have already been confirmed, but there's been no word about whether or not the singer will be returning.
Fifty Shades Darker will be released some time in the near future. Official release dates have yet to be confirmed, so be sure to check in for more updates.