Taika Waititi is now finally opening up about his viral pictures of kissing Rita Ora and Tessa Thompson, which surfaced on the internet back in May. The pictures released by Daily Mail showed Taika sharing a kiss with his rumored girlfriend Rita, while another picture showed him kissing his co-star Thompson after the trio enjoyed an overnight party at Waititi’s Bondi home on May 23. The internet was quick to make assumptions as soon as the pictures were released with some people believing that Rita and Taika were in an open relationship.
While having a conversation about his upcoming movie, Thor: Love and Thunder, with The Sydney Morning Herald, Taika Waititi also addressed the buzz around his controversial pictures with Rita Ora and Tessa Thompson. When asked if he was upset when those pictures were leaked on the internet, Waititi said, “Not really. I think in the world of the internet, everything goes away pretty quick,” he said. “And also, ‘Is it that big a deal?’ No, not really. I was doing nothing wrong. It’s fine.”
Taika Waititi has been shooting his upcoming movie Thor: Love and Thunder in Sydney whose cast also includes Tessa Thompson. Meanwhile his girlfriend, Rita Ora has also been staying in Sydney as she shoots for her reality show, The Voice: Australia. The Jojo Rabbit director and the 30-year-old singer sparked dating rumors when Rita posted a picture of them hugging in April. The couple was also spotted together at the RuPaul’s Drag Race Down Under premiere at the Sydney Opera House, last month.
At the same time, Tessa and Waititi have a more professional relationship as the latter will take up her role in Waititi’s upcoming movie. She has also been a part of Taika’s 2017 ‘Thor: Ragnarok’. However, seeing these three together sharing a PDA raised many questions.
It was also reported that executives at the Disney-owned Marvel Studios weren’t happy after the PDA pictures of Taika Waititi went viral.
A source revealed, “[It’s] not exactly the image they’re looking to project in relation to one of their biggest franchises.” The source added that Waititi’s reputation for being a ‘party animal’ was no secret at Marvel, but the photos nonetheless ‘crossed the line’.
Well, it looks like, the trio does not care what the internet thinks about them. The ‘For You’ singer stepped out in West Hollywood in a beautiful floral dress and a pretty bright smile on her face. The young singer gave an appearance after her boyfriend alleged that their three-way kiss was ‘no big deal.’ Taika was earlier married to Chelsea Winstanley for almost 7 years. She shares two children with her.