You’d be forgiven it you failed to catch Rita Ora’s brief appearance in Fifty Shades of Grey, after all there was a lot more interesting things going on in that movie. But despite having less than 60 seconds of screen time as Mia Grey, the singer has revealed she had to audition just like everyone else to get the part.

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Speaking to InStyle magazine Ora said, “I heard about the audition and I approached Sam Taylor-Johnson with ideas for the soundtrack. I said I'd love to involved as I was such a fan of the book. And then Sam said, "Well, why don't you audition?””

“I said, "Sure…I've got a few song ideas, I could send them over…" and she said, "No, why don't you audition for the movie?" And I was like, "What?" I've done a bit of acting, but honestly didn't expect to be put into that role,” Ora told the magazine.

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“I thought, what have I got to lose? I auditioned like everybody else – there were a lot of other people in the frame. I didn't get any special treatment. I perfected my American accent, one thing led to another, and I got it.”

However when the movie hit theatres on Valentines Day Ora, who is currently a judge on Britain’s ‘The Voice’, came into ridicule for her minimal screen time. The singer appears in just one scene in the film when her brother Christian, played by Jamie Dornan, brings Anastasia for dinner at his parent’s house.

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Ora has just three lines of dialogue in the film, which she has previously admitted were fed to her through an earpiece because she was so nervous on set.

Speaking to Access Hollywood in July, Ora revealed, "I had to have someone in my ear on set telling me what to say before I said it because I was honestly like so nervous I forgot everything that I had learnt."