While filming has started, casting continues. Today E L James retweeted an article that Rita Ora will be playing Mia Grey.
If you’re wondering what you’ve seen Rita in, you can stop wondering, you’re probably more likely to recognize her from X-Factor, The Voice UK and Britian’s Got Talent. Yes, they’ve brought in a musician to play Mia Grey. And not all that surprisingly she’s from England.
Rita was born in Kosovo, but was raised in West London. She’s 5’5″ and 23 years old. I thought she might be shorter, but the age is on point. She’s been a signer and song writer for years and signed with Jay-Z back in 2009. Her influences are Gwen Stefani and Beyonce. I’ll admit, I had a totally different picture of Mia in my head. But somehow I can totally see her as a bratty little sister, I think I can say that as a bratty little sister myself.