Eloise Mumford will Anastasia Steele’s roommate in Fifty Shades of Grey, scoring one of the final big roles to cast before the film goes into production.
The casting of Kate Kavanagh had been a high priority for the Fifty Shades of Grey movie brain trust after Charlie Hunnam was cast as Christian Grey.
Now we have her, despite much bigger names being rumored for the part (which was also true regarding every other part in the upcoming film).
Universal was looking at actresses for the role and testing girls with Dakota Johnson, but Hunnam’s exit moved producers' focus back to Christian.
Jamie Dornan ultimately replaced Hunnam as the male lead and Jennifer Ehle and Luke Grimes joined the cast, with Sam Taylor-Johnson directing.
Kate Kavanagh is lead character Ana Steele’s best friend and her polar opposite. She is also said to be drop-dead gorgeous, leaving men panting.
She and Elliott Grey (Grimes) also begin a romantic relationship.
Prior to getting her start in film and TV, Mumford, 27, served as understudy to Elisabeth Moss in the David Mamet Broadway play Speed-the-Plow.
She is best known for her work on The River and Lone Star, plus ABC's pilot Reckless. What do you think of Eloise Mumford as Kate Kavanagh?