By A. Charlotte Rose
Eloise Mumford has been cast as Anastasia Steele’s best friend, Kate Kavanagh, according to Variety and The Hollywood Reporter. Yay, another major cast member has been secured. Let the production begin!
The actress is known for her work on The River and Lonestar TV Series. She also appeared recently in the movie Drones, and in the Miley Cyrus vehicle, So Undercover.
She was voted “Sexiest Woman Alive” two years in a row — last year and this December 2013– by Glamour Magazine.
She is reportedly 27-years-old and tabloids recently reported that she is in a relationship and was spotted shopping around for engagement rings with her boyfriend.
In Fifty Shades of Grey, Ana and Kate are opposites. Kate is sassy, sexy, more sexually seasoned, and does not filter what she says. Ana is quieter, shyer, more bookish, and confounded about sex in the beginning of her fling with Christian.
They have been roommates and best friends for four years. They met in their freshman year at Washington State University Vancouver and they are both about to graduate when the book opens.
Kate is an aspiring journalist, and is editor of the school paper.
The relationship between Christian and Ana developed because Kate got sick and talked Ana into filling in for her by interviewing the enigmatic business man, Christian Grey. It was that first meeting, and a photo shoot that followed, that formed the beginning of the iconic romance between Christian and Ana.