When English songstress, Rita Ora joined the cast of Fifty Shades movie she announced it to the world via Twitter and her fans were definitely on seventh heaven when the news broke out. She plays the role of Mia Grey, the adopted sister of BDSM loving billionaire Christian Grey. While we know that this would not be the first time Rita makes her presence felt of the big screen, this would definitely be the first time that she plays a major role, and that too in a movie which is based on a novel which has been a phenomenal success.
Rita was earlier seen in bit roles in movies such as ‘Spivs’ and ‘Fast and Furious 6’and now the 23 year old crooner will be seen in 50 Shades movie and is she happy to be a part of the film! The singer and actress, was recently spotted at the New York Fashion Week where she was tight-lipped about the movie and her role in it. She also said that nothing can be divulged and for all eager souls, they have to wait till the 13th of February 2015 to catch the movie and know more about how the adaptation fares at the hands of able director Sam-Taylor Johnson.
At the Fashion Week, the ‘R.I.P’ singer could only divulge that she is just happy to be a part of the fictional ‘Grey’ family. The star joined the cast of the movie, which includes Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan, who play Ana and Christian Grey respectively, in Vancouver. But it has not been a rosy ride for Rita ever since she came on board as Mia. Some of the fans of the franchise were quite vocal about how Rita was not the right choice to play the role of Mia Grey in this widely looked forward to film adaptation.
The fans of the erotic love story, written by E.L. James, have claimed that Rita does not fit the bill of Mia Grey at all. The readers, who have read the novel, will know that though James has not specified the race of Mia Grey (since she is adopted); many feel that the character calls for a more Caucasian, with raven hair and presumably tall, sadly the singer who was born in Albania, doesn’t quite look familiar, when Mia’s skin tone is concerned.
Some other fans have said that the singer looks hardly the ‘all-American type’. The role actually needs a ‘white brunette’ actress, and we know that Rita may be a stunner, but not a ‘white brunette’ sadly. But if it’s any solace for Rita, it is that she is not the only actor, to be featured in the movie adaptation, who has had to face some reactions from the fans. The first Christian Grey, Charlie Hunnam too, had to face the ire of some earnest fans who thought that Hunnam would probably not do justice to the role of the self made billionaire with a penchant for pain in the bedroom. When Hunnam walked out of the project, these fans were sure relieved. And since Dornan came on board no such protests have surfaced, fortunately!
It is time for the fans and the followers of the Fifty Shades trilogy to rejoice. After months of speculation, the producers have finally released the first official poster of the Movie Fifty Shades and the female fans might have guessed it, it does feature the man of the moment, Jamie Dornan who plays the role of the titular and the pivotal character of Christian Grey. In the poster, which was unveiled recently, Jamie aka Christian Grey can be seen standing with his back to the audience, wearing one of his signature sharp suits and looking out over the Seattle skyline. The imagery is representative of a king overlooking his kingdom, but that’s just saying the least, for Christian Grey is truly a ladies’ man.
The caption on the first official poster reads, “Mr. Grey Will See You Now”. This is a direct reference to the first time Anastasia Steele and Christian Grey had met each other at the latter’s office, where she had gone to take the interview of the debonair entrepreneur Christian Grey. But their chance meeting was truly orchestrated by the Gods, for it was Kate Kavanagh, Ana’s friend and roommate who was supposed to take Grey’s interview for the college newspaper. Having rendered indisposed, Ana had to take her place and go for the interview. It was this first chance encounter between the two which snowballed into a sado-masochistic relationship between the two. Most fans would remember that it was this Jamie Dornan, who, when he stepped into the shoes of Charlie Hunnam, was the subject of constant speculation.
Most insiders thought that it would be a tough task for the Irish actor to woo the female following after he was chosen among the likes of Matt Bomer and Ian Somerhalder. But it seems that the 31 year old is doing just fine in that department, and if he has anything to thank, it should be his sculpted good looks. There have been many such scenes which have been shot and found their way into our hearts thanks to the leaked snaps. In all those leaked snaps if there was something which was common, it was the rugged good looks of this father of one. Even the novel’s creator, E.L. James thinks that Jamie is the perfect choice as Mr. Christian Grey.
The first official poster of the film was Tweeted by the author and this time too we are completely floored by what we see. Not only alone, Jamie looks equally impressive when he is paired with the leading lady of the film, Dakota Johnson, who stars as Anastasia Steele. In all the scenes they have shot together, Jamie and Dakota complement each other completely. Whether it was the ‘contract scene’ or the ‘cafe scene’ or the recently shot ‘hardware scene’, it looks as if Jamie Dornan was born to rule female hearts.
One most important bit of information that is unmistakable on the poster of the film is the date of release. After battling a lot of ifs and buts, the film will finally release on the 13th of February 2015.
So what if the weather is playing a spoilt sport. When you have the hot looking pair of former Calvin Klein model Jamie Dornan and the delicate beauty Dakota Johnson, who have an even hotter chemistry, worrying about the weather would be the last thing to do. But we wish if that were true. In fact, with the polar vortex, driving the temperatures down even further, especially in America. and Canada, this is the worst winter in most recent times. And for a film which has been in the eye of the storm from the beginning, the shooting getting stalled now due to the vagaries of the weather is just ominous.
Though the filming has already begun in parts of Canada, and some of the leaked pictures have also suggested that the crucial bike scene, the contract scene and the cafe scene have already been shot, several of the outdoor scenes are still pending and we have to rely on the weather Gods alone to give us a glimpse of the next set of shooting pictures, which will only be possible once the shooting actually starts. Even in these scenes, the casting team and the lead pair have been seeing trying to warm up in quilted jackets and Ugg boots and beat the chill. For example, when the shooting pictures of the ‘contract scene’ emerged, Anastasia Steele aka Dakota was seen wearing a quilted jacket over her red dress trying to feel a little warmer.
The same thing happened with Jamie as well, he too was seen in a quilted jacket, over the sharp suit which made his resemble the self made billionaire, Christian Grey a little more. The bike scene, however, saw them take the chill a little more jovially, as they took to ballroom dancing to stay warm in between shots. Dressed in quilted jackets again, the pair mock danced their way into staying warm. The only scene where they might have got some genuine comfort and were shielded from the cold was the cafe scene, where they were sitting indoors (inside a cafe, to be precise) and enjoying hot cups of coffee while Ana opened herself up to the quizzes of the dark and brooding entrepreneur.
It was recently reported, though that the casting team was considering a change in venue and had most probably chosen Miami as their next destination. For all those who have read the book, know that some of the scenes take place in Seattle, but given the current wayward ways of the weather, Miami emerged as the most suitable location to shoot those scenes. The skyline of downtown Miami also resembles the skyline of Vancouver, hence the cast and the crew can easily shift base than brave this weather. Reports also surfaced that after the team is done with Miami, they are heading off to Spain to shoot the honeymoon scenes.
Though it might be a little too early in the day to think about the three books in one film theory, author and co-producer, E.L. James has rubbished such rumours. So, we can hope that as the weather brightens and warms up, so will our luck with this Movie Fifty Shades.
Christmas is a time to share and exchange gifts and enjoying with your family is also a tradition much in practice. And to reaffirm our faith in Christmas and enjoy the festivities who would be better than the stars of 50 Shades of Grey Movie. Newly inducted into the Fifty Shades of Grey hall of fame, the 23 year old English singer, Rita Ora has already posted pictures of her in a cute as a button Santa pullover and cap celebrating Christmas with her parents. It was there that she revealed the gift her father had got for her mother. Considering the fact that she is now an integral part of the Fifty Shades of Grey movie franchise, the gift holds special relevance.
Rita Ora’s father had got her mother, her very own copy of the erotic novel. Now that Rita is playing the role of Mia Grey, who is the adopted sister of the protagonist, Christian Grey, she is hopeful that reading the erotic novel which elucidates the BDSM based love affair between a self made billionaire, Grey, and a virginal college graduate, Anastasia Steele, played by Dakota Johnson, will help her mother understand what the fuss is all about. The picture showed Rita’s mother with a strange expression on her face, holding up the copy of her book and Rita has admittedly reacted to the gift idea of her father saying that it is ‘cheeky’, but we are sure that she meant it in a humorous way.
The biggest celebrity of them all, however, is Erica James, the woman who is the creator of such characters like Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele. She celebrated Christmas with her family and a large whip. Do not be surprised when you hear the word ‘whip’ here. We know that given the context, you might conjure up many things that will go with a whip, but what she actually meant was a walnut whip which she enjoyed at a party game organised for ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’. Christmas celebrations did not stop here, at least for the fans it did not. The pictures of the crucial shooting episode when the character played by Dakota Johnson is rescued from a speeding bicyclist by the character played by Jamie Dornan have already surfaced and that is nothing short of a Christmas gift for the fans.
Dakota Johnson who plays the pivotal role of Anastasia Steele in the movie was also spotted getting Christmas ready with a little shoe shopping of her own.
Jamie Dornan, the other notable name when it comes to Fifty Shades Movie must have celebrated Christmas with a new member in his family. His wife Amelia Warner has recently given birth to a baby daughter and this bundle of joy must have been the centre of attention during Christmas in the Dornan household this year. With a new Movie Fifty Shades in the pipeline, these stars must have celebrated Christmas with all the giving and sharing spirit needed.