If movie trailer views are any indication, “50 Shades of Grey” has the potential to be the biggest hit of 2015. In just one week, the steamy thriller based on E.L. James novel of the same name racked up an amazing 36.4 million views on YouTube.
The biggest theatrical hit of 2014 so far – “Transformers: Age of Extinction” – has the second most trailer views this year at 31.4 million so it is a good sign for “50”, the shorthand used by ardent fans. When the movie was announced, speculation ran wild on who would fill the roles of Christian Grey, the kinky millionaire and Anastasia Steele, his literary student conquest.
While the casting of Dakota Johnson made a ripple, the original casting of Charlie Hunnam made a tidal wave. When he eventually walked away from the role due to conflicting schedules, the announcement of Jamie Dornan did not soothe the waters. Fans questioned the choice and expressed their fears that the movie would not live up to the book.
While pictures from the shoot and filming have made their way into the public eye, there has been nothing released on which to judge the actors and if they really are suitable for the roles. The pictures show the actors in iconic 50 Shades scenes and nail some of the details, giving hope to the faithful that maybe they really can pull it off. That is why the trailer is such a big deal.
It matters not why the millions of viewers checked out the trailer. It could be because of “50” fever. Maybe the viewers just wanted to see how true Dakota was to Ana and Jamie into the infamous Mr. Grey. Maybe some tuned in to heckle the hype. Whatever the case may be, it will turn into 50 shades of wonderful next February.
After 50 Shades of Grey were deprived of its male lead in last year’s swift withdrawal of Charlie, Hunnan and the “will this movie every be aired” never-ending question, we now understand the movie is well and truly kicking off.
We are going to look at the casting of each character. Despite the anticipated wait for the cast and the eventual movie, let us take a look in detail at the cast of 50 Shades of Grey.
Rita Ora plays Mia Grey.
Rita Ora plays the part of Mia Grey, who is Christian’s sister. Like all of the Grey children, Mia is adopted. Mia is a bubbly, lively character who adores her brothers Eliot and Christian. She gets on well with Anastasia, the female protagonist in the movie.
In the book, Mia is described as a talented cellist and fluent in French. Mia studied cooking in Paris and against the wishes of her parents, at the age of twelve years old, refused to study Martial Arts.
Mia is kidnapped and held for a ransom of $5million. Jack Hyde is the baddie in the book and his accomplice, Elizabeth Morgan plot the kidnapping of Mia. By drugging Mia, Elizabeth does not expect Anastasia foil the kidnapping. Anastasia is injured in the process and Mia is supportive of Anastasia as Christian rails at her for putting her safety at risk. Ethan Kavanagh is the love interest of Mia. He is the brother of Kate, Anastasia’s best friend. Initially, Ethan is not interested in Mia believing her to be a spoilt brat who is rich but this soon changes when when he meets Mia. Love soon blossoms between the pair.
The character of Mia is twenty-two years old. She is described as raven-haired styled into a sleek bob. She is tall, elegant and attractive.
Rita Ora is a British singer and songwriter who has achieved four number ones in the United Kingdom. Her parents are Albanian. She has branched out into the acting arena and it was announced this year, she was to be cast as Mia Grey in the 50 Shades movie.
It is an interesting casting of Rita. She is blonde, Mia is dark-haired in the book. Rita Ora is a talented young woman and we can imagine she will delight as the enigmatic Mia Grey. Rita has also been a judge on the talent show, X-Factor in Britain. This young woman has oodles of talent to offer and as we excitedly for news from Canada of filming gossip, we think Rita is an excellent choice for the role of Mia. Rita is the face of Roberto Cavalli and other endorsements include Adidas and the Material Collection designed by Madonna and her daughter, Lourdes.
When will it ever end….???
The never-ending surprises of the casting of this movie continue to roll out. We will be looking at other castings and bring you gossip from Canada about the starts of the movie.
It is hotting up, 50 Shades of Grey and as we have a release date that has already been pushed back from 2014, we will be keeping an eye on things so that we are able to hope February 13 2015 draws the crowds to the premiere.