Filming for the sequel to E.L. James’ “Fifty Shades of Grey” movie is well underway. Rita Ora, who plays Mia Gray in “Fifty Shades Darker,” shared an update with her Snapchat followers on Friday.
The “Black Widow” singer shared a selfie with her fans on the photo- and video-sharing app, revealing that she’d just landed in Vancouver, Canada. Ora, 25, can be seen gesturing as though she is blowing a kiss. She posted a screen grab of the photo on Twitter, where she announced that she was there to begin shooting her scenes for “Fifty Shades Darker.”
I made it!!! In Vancouver about to start filming 50 Shades Darker!! ___ pic.twitter.com/SP7uJf6xZK
— Rita Ora (@RitaOra) April 15, 2016
Photos from the “Fifty Shades” set leaked on Thursday, providing some clues as to what the sequel will entail. Dakota Johnson, who plays Ana, and leading man Jamie Dornan, the infamous Christian Grey, are shown walking side by side through what looks like a forest. Both of them appear to be sporting silver wedding bands, which suggests that a wedding will take place in the film — a slight departure from the popular novels, in which Ana is proposed to at a boathouse in book two and on her honeymoon by book three. It remains unclear, however, if the photos were taken during filming for “Fifty Shades Darker” or the third film, “Fifty Shades Freed.” The movies are filming back to back.
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Ora is just one of many “Fifty Shades” actors to share behind-the-scenes photos with fans. On April 8, Eloise Mumford — Katherine Kavanagh in the films — snapped a few photos of her and her co-stars kicking it while the cameras weren’t rolling. In the first of two pictures, Mumford can be seen showing off her set-ready look for Instagram followers. She joked that she “missed” her character, adding “#fsd,” for “Fifty Shades Darker.” She later snapped a picture with co-star Brant Daugherty, who was signed to the film in February. He will be portraying Luke Sawyer, a member of Grey’s security detail.
Ora has not yet shared any other details about her time on the “Fifty Shades Darker” set. The film is slated to be released in theaters Feb. 10, 2017. “Fifty Shades Freed” will hit theaters the following February.