Rita Ora: Fifty Shades of Grey was 'like going back to school'

Rita Ora

Rita Ora

'I Will Never Let You Down' hitmaker Rita Ora has revealed her role in 'Fifty Shades of Grey' felt "like going back to school" because she had to perfect an American accent while learning French.

Rita Ora thought 'Fifty Shades of Grey' was "like going back to school".

The British-Albanian singer had to learn French for her role in the raunchy adaptation of E.L. James' novel, as well as perfect her American action.

She told MTV News: "She's honestly one of the ones that loves her brother [Christian Grey] for whatever.

"She doesn't know about his fantasies yet, but she's extremely involved and loves him and she studies in France, speaks French, and it was a good learning curve for 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."

Meanwhile, the star revealed she learned a lot from working with Dakota Johnson, who will play Anastasia Steele.

She said: "Working with Dakota was extremely fun she's just so gorgeous so it kind of distracts you a little bit, but I mean she's a really great great... she's an amazing actress so I'm like learning things from her."

Rita Ora

British pop R&B diva who has scored some huge hits with RIP and How We Do (Party).

Fifty Shades of Grey

  • 3 stars
  • 2015
  • US
  • 125 min
  • 18
  • Directed by: Sam Taylor-Johnson
  • Cast: Dakota Johnson, Jamie Dornan, Luke Grimes, Victor Rasuk, Jennifer Ehle
  • UK release: 13 February 2015

Despite its troubling gender politics and distinct lack of plot, the likeable Johnson brings nuance and charm to a paper-thin character; Dornan manages to offer a hint of humanity; and given the many constraints, this sleek, fairly trim and occasionally sensual adaptation is the best imaginable outcome.


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