The ‘I Will Never Let You Down’ singer - and her eye-catching wig - spent mere seconds on screen during the first ‘Fifty Shades’ film, in which she played leading man Christian Grey’s sister.
Despite her short screentime, Rita will be back for the upcoming planned sequels ‘Fifty Shades Darker’ and ‘Fifty Shades Freed’.
Rita Ora as Mia Grey
An email from her agent at talent agency CAA to former Sony CEO Amy Pascal, shared by Wikileaks, reads: “Rita… will appear in Universal’s upcoming Fifty Shades of Grey playing the role of “Mia Grey” and will appear in the next two instalments of the movie.”
While Rita is thought to be joining Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson in the upcoming instalments of the BDSM-themed romance saga, director Sam Taylor-Johnson has confirmed that she won’t be back for the next two films, after admitting that novelist E.L. James had been difficult to work with on set.
A source close to Rita tells The Mirror: “[The emails were] obviously pre Sam leaving but Rita's dream is to have a career as a Hollywood actress so is hoping it still happens.”
The real mystery, though, is whether or not the true star of the show - that’s Rita’s already-iconic wig - will also be back for the new films.
In fact, if anybody high up at Sony is reading this, why not give us what we all want - a spin-off film retelling the entire ‘Fifty Shades’ trilogy from the wig’s perspective, featuring plenty of ‘getting wiggie with it’ puns.
Talk about a surefire box office smash...