Rita Ora respects Southpaw co-star Jake Gyllenhaal

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 26 June 2015
Rita Ora

Rita Ora

Rita Ora has praised her 'Southpaw' co-star Jake Gyllenhaal and says she "learnt so much" from watching him act

Rita Ora has "a lot of respect" for her 'Southpaw' co-star Jake Gyllenhaal.

The 'Poison' hitmaker - who had a small cameo in 'Fifty Shades of Grey' - says she has "learnt so much" about acting from watching the Hollywood hunk act alongside 'Mean Girls' actress Rachel McAdams.

Speaking on the Jackie and Kyle O Show on Sydney's KIIS 1065 FM radio station, she said: "He's great. He is a great guy I have a lot respect for him. He's a very credible person and he is really focused you know. It's really great to watch these people work. I learnt so much."

The 'Nightcrawler' star also had a lot of praise for the blonde beauty and said he has "a lot of time for her".

He recently shared: "She was great. People will see she brought a lot. I have a lot of time for her."

Rita plays a "distressed" drug addict and prostitute in 'Southpaw' and despite only being a small part, she said it's a "very effective" part of the movie.

She added: "With Jake in 'Southpaw' I have a very small part but, it's a very effective part in the movie."

'Southpaw' will be released in cinemas worldwide on July 24.

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