Harvey Weinstein has hailed Rita Ora‘s acting abilities.
The singer teamed up with the legendary movie producer for the flick Southpaw, which is expected to be released in 2015.
She has also filmed scenes for the upcoming 50 Shades of Grey movie – and producer Weinstein told MailOnline that he is very impressed by Ora’s talents.
He said: “Rita Ora did a sensational job for me and Antoine Fuqua in Southpaw. Her scene is breathtaking, because she’s a very glamorous, beautiful woman; but, we did the opposite, we made her up to look like a tough junkie who’s got a kid to protect.
“She is heart-breakingly real and wonderful and acting opposite Jake Gyllenhaal, who is riveting in this movie, she holds her own and then some.”
The 50 Shades of Grey movie meanwhile will be released on Valentine’s Day next year.