Here’s Your Daddy Taika Waititi Absolutely Working It On The Red Carpet

Last night was the opening night of the Venice International Film Festivalit was First Man, featuring Ry Gos, yum – so the red carpet was all, well, the Gos, his director Damien Chazelle, and his co-stars like Claire Foy, Kyle Chandler and Corey Stoll, strutting and smizing.

But it was also a chance for the Main Competition Jury to have a stroll in the spotlight, featuring names like Jury Pres and this year’s Best Director Oscar winner Guillermo del Toro, our girl Naomi Watts, Christoph Waltz and Taika Waititi, very handsome man from New Zealand and the star of the red carpet – both on opening night, and the night before at the Jury Photocall.

The director of Hunt for the Wilderpeople, What We Do in the Shadows, and a little indie movie you might not have heard of called Thor: Ragnarok saw that red carpet and he WORKED IT, BABY.

Last night he wore a tux, like a professional, and he struck a POSE.

Image source: AAP / Claudio Onorati.

But it was the night before that he really got saucy. He wore a red kimono-like jacket, like a uwagi, the top half of a martial arts uniform, with sensible slacks and white sneakers. You know what an outfit like that’s good for? Easy access. And you can see what you’re accessing, what with the cheeky tufts of visible chest hair. Goddamn Taika, you’re making me blush.

We start out relatively conservative, albeit stylish. He’s got a solid pout on him.

Image source: AAP / Alberto Terenghi. 

The best part of this one is actually Naomi Watts gesturing ‘Get a load of this guy!’ with her thumb tbh.

Image source: AAP / Camilla Morandi. 

Here he is seductively pulling at the belt of his uwagi… (“TAKE IT OFF!” comes the cry from the audience/PEDESTRIAN.TV office.)

Image source: AAP / Kirsty Wigglesworth.


Image source: AAP / Kirsty Wigglesworth.

Someone get me a wet towel, I can’t handle this.

Now that I’ve composed myself, back to the cold, hard reporting of facts: Waititi’s next project, Jojo Rabbit, a movie about a boy in ’40s Germany whose imaginary friend is Hitler – Waititi plays the Fuhrer himself – starring ScarJo, Sam Rockwell and Rebel Wilson, started shooting in Prague in May.