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Ora: 50 Shades was 'learning curve'

Rita Ora will play Mia Grey in the Fifty Shades Of Grey film: Photo © Ora: 50 Shades was 'learning curve' Photo

Rita Ora has revealed how she had to learn French and master an American accent for her role in Fifty Shades Of Grey.

The How We Do (Party) singer said preparing to play Christian Grey's sister Mia in Sam Taylor-Johnson's big-screen adaptation of EL James' novel has been a "learning curve".

"She studies in France, speaks French, and it was a good learning curve for me," she told MTV News.

"I prepped for the role by learning some French first of all, by learning an American accent and by really just not being 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."

Rita, who had a cameo in Fast And Furious 6, admitted that her co-star Dakota Johnson, who plays Anastasia Steele in the film, has been inspiring.

"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 really great. She's an amazing actress so I'm learning things from her," she said.

The 23-year-old also admitted that the atmosphere on set was quite light-hearted, especially once the cameras were switched off.

"Off-set there's always shenanigans going on, always someone getting picked on, but it's always having a good time. You don't want to work under a pressured environment, especially when you're making something creative, but it was an incredible (experience). I would do it all over again," she added.

Fifty Shades Of Grey, which also stars Jamie Dornan as Christian Grey, will be released in February 2015.

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