Rita Ora (known as Rita Sahatçiu Ora and born Rita Sahatçiu) is a British singer, songwriter and actress. She makes a cameo appearance in Fast & Furious 6.
Ora's debut single Ora, was released in 2012 and debuted at number one in the United Kingdom. The album contained the UK number-one singles, R.I.P. and How We Do (Party). After reaching the peak position as a featured act on DJ Fresh's "Hot Right Now", Ora became the artist with the most number-one singles on the UK Singles Chart in 2012, with three consecutive singles reaching the top position.
She was nominated for three Brit Awards at the 2013 ceremony. The first single from her second album, I Will Never Let You Down, became her fourth UK number one when it debuted at the top of the charts in 2014.
Role in Fast & Furious 6
April of 2012, Prior to the announcement of Ora's casting, The Sun reported that Pop and R&B singer Rihanna would appear in Fast & Furious 6 as a villain. Later that year, it was announced that Rita Ora had been cast in favor of Rihanna instead because of scheduling conflicts between the Fast & Furious 6 film and Rihanna's music video for Diamonds.
When discussing her role, Ora stated that the production was looking for someone to star their race sequence. "They needed a head girl [for] the girl drivers of London town," she said. "They asked me, 'Would you mind being the leader of the pack in London?'
"I was like, 'Of course, I'd love to'. And I think it summed up a great year for me, life kind of changed last year, so I did feel like a cool little leader when I was playing that role." She went to explain that she did not have time to prepare for stunts. She was also not aware of Rihanna was considered for the role she was given.
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