The 34-year-old actor – who stars with the ‘How We Do’ hitmaker in the upcoming drama Southpaw – gushed over the talented singer-turned-actress and insists the blonde beauty had no problems remembering her lines after it was rumored she had to be fed her words via ear piece for her two line cameo in Fifty Shades of Grey last year.
Speaking at a preview of the film in Cannes, France, Jake said: ”[There were] no problems at all. She was great. People will see she brought a lot. I have a lot of time for her.”
The film is being distributed by The Weinstein Company, and its chairman, film producer Harvey Weinstein was equally impressed by the blonde beauty’s ability to take on the gritty role – a prostitute in danger of being murdered.
He told The Sun: ”She was prepared. She had no vanity, no problem looking as bad as she does in the film. People will see a different, dramatic side to her. I would work with her again.”
And Rita, 24, is hoping to land even bigger movie roles in the future.
She said: ”The whole movie aspect for me is something I love but it’s something I don’t mind growing in to.”
She has also spoken about working alongside Jake and credited him with making it ”very easy” for her on set.
The pretty star said: ”It was an incredible experience! Jake made it very easy for me.”