Eloise Mumford (Rex Images)
Listen up ladies, as the Fifty Shades of Grey casting is now pretty much complete! Breaking news reaching Grazia HQ informs us that 27-year old actress Eloise Mumford has just been cast for the role of Kate Kavanaugh, Anastasia Steele's best friend and roommate. Need a quick reminder? She's the bubbly blonde who shares a room with main character Anastasia and who falls ill at the beginning of the story and turns to trusty roommate Anastasia to fill in for her in an interview with businessman Christian Grey. The rest, as they say, is history! Although the film's casting got off to a rocky start it seems like things are finally getting underway for the flick, out early next year. Alas, never heard of Eloise Mumford? Well, for starters, she isn't (unfortunately) related to Marcus Mumford, but we've got some facts about Ms Mumford that we reckon you need to know- right now. Read on for the 6 things you didn't know about the latest 'Fifty Shades' star…
6 THINGS YOU DIDN'T KNOW ABOUT ELOISE MUMFORD
1. She shot to fame as Lindsay in US TV series 'Lone Star' back in 2010
2. She has a background in theatre: Eloise trained with The Atlantic Theatre Company in 2009 and was an understudy for a major US theatre production- does this make her the perfect exhibitionist for the new movie? We hope so!
3. She's really down-to-earth: After graduating from New York University, Eloise worked as a waitress in a NY cafe, and claims her proudest moment to date is seeing herself in an advert for Lone Star in Times Square one evening on her way back from her shift.
4. She's an expert on all things seaweed: Yes, seriously. Her dad is a seaweed scientist and she grew up learning all sorts of algae-related facts.
5. Her all-time idol is Julie Andrews
6. Her star sign is Libra: Libra-born ladies are known for their diplomatic skills and sense of fair-play. So if Jamie and Dakota start a tiff on set, we know who'll be the one to sort things out.
Eloise will star alongside Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan (Getty Images)
The film has come up against some pretty big obstacles in recent months, including the re-casting of the lead role of Christian Grey himself. The fick's original star Charlie Hunnam dropped out for personal reasons but Sons of Anarchy star Jamie Dornan was quick to take his place to star opposite Dakota Johnson, set to play Anastasia Steele, and True Blood star Luke Grimes will portray Elliot Grey, the brother of Christian. Excited? Us? Well, maybe just a little. Since its release, author E.L. James' Fifty Shades has been translated in 52 languages worldwide and sold more than 90 million copies in e-book and print. We just cannot wait to check out the flick come early 2014. Stay tuned, ladies!