Billboard model. Movie actress. Fashion icon. Pop idol. Saturday night TV star. It there anything Rita Ora can't do? Here's a sneak peek of what she reveals in her InStyle April cover interview...
'I've been told "no" so many times in my career. It doesn't mean it's over… I can remember every single "no" I've been told in my life. They do not leave my brain. But they build you up.'
On her Fifty Shades of Grey role:
'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?" And 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. 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.'
On being a coach on The Voice:
'I said no straightaway. I love the show, but I wanted to focus on my second album. And then I spoke to Will [fellow judge Will.i.am], and he said "Listen, if you don't do it, I won't do it." It's actually the best decision I've made. It's so fun. I love it. I'm learning a lot about myself, being a coach. I'm starting to trust my instincts. When you're sitting in that chair, you can't ask what anyone thinks, you just have to do it.'