Taika Waititi has broken his silence on those iconique balcony sesh pics where he was photographed engaging in a three-way smooch with his girlfriend, British singer Rita Ora, and actress Tessa Thompson, who plays Valkyrie in the new Thor movie, Thor: Love & Thunder, which was filming in Sydney.
When asked by ET Canada if he’s upset about the whole shitshow that ensued after the pics went viral, Taika Waititi responded: “Not really. I think in the world of the internet, everything goes away pretty quick. And also, ‘is it that big a deal?’ No, not really. I was doing nothing wrong. It’s fine.”
The Daily Telegraph recently reported that Taika Waititi apparently got a mad talking to over the photos.
“Not exactly the image they’re looking to project in relation to one of their biggest franchises,” a Thor: Love and Thunder production source told the paper.
They added that although Taika Waititi is known for being a “party animal”, that particular photo “crossed a line” and so the hero flick director got a talking-to by the powers that be. Woof.
In photos published by the Daily Mail, British singer Rita Ora and the director appeared on Waititi’s balcony in Sydney, alongside queen Tessa Thompson. It was v. ~intimate~. You can catch the pics here.
After that very same Taika Waititi party, Tessa was photographed macking on with one half of Sydney model twins, Zac Stenmark.
Sneaky photogs spotted the Thor: Love and Thunder star kissing the Aussie model as they left Taika Waititi’s after party on Sunday.
E! News reports that she and Zac were “just two of the many guests who partied the night away at Taika’s home in the suburbs.”
Have a peek at the piccies here.