Rita Ora as a drug addict in Southpaw
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We’re used to seeing the pop star looking groomed and glamorous in pop videos and on the red carpet.
We have never seen her like this.
The Voice judge faces the biggest challenge of her career in the new Jake Gyllenhall film Southpaw.
In her new film Ora plays the desperate drug-addicted victim of domestic abuse.
We only get a fleeting glimpse of Ora's ravaged face in the trailer, but praise has been pouring in for her powerful performance.
“Rita Ora did a sensational job," said Oscar-winning producer Harvey Weinstein.
“She is heartbreakingly real and wonderful.
"Acting opposite Jake, who is riveting in this movie, she holds her own and then some.”
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Rita Ora at the 2015 BRIT Awards
Speaking of the challenges she faced in making the film, Ora said: “The role that I play is indeed very far away from my real life but this role made me see a few things differently now.
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“It was really great to go into a completely different world but it was not always easy.”
Jake Gyllenhaal as Billy ‘The Great’ Hope
Southpaw is set in the brutal world of street gangs and boxing and follows Ryan Gosling as a champion fighter who loses his wife (Rachel McAdams), his career and custody of his daughter in tragic circumstances.
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Southpaw Official Trailer #1 (2015) – Jake Gyllenhaal, Rachel McAdams Movie HD
Gyllenhaal himself is almost unrecognisable as Billy ‘The Great’ Hope.
The actor packed on over 15 pounds of muscle for the role.
Southpaw is directed by Training Day’s Antoine Fuqua from a script by Kurt Sutter.
Southpaw is out in cinemas on July 31.
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