Taika Waititi spilled the beans on his cosmic connection with the sensational Rita Ora, and it’s a tale more heartwarming than a microwave burrito.
In an exclusive interview that was probably as casual as his eclectic wardrobe choices, the Oscar-winning maestro confessed that he didn’t just fall for Rita – he crash-landed into adoration way before the dating dance even began!
Picture this: Taika and Rita’s meet-cute wasn’t at a glamorous Hollywood gala, but at a humble barbecue. Yes, you read that right – a barbecue! Because nothing says true love like the smell of grilled sausages and awkward small talk.
“We hit it off right there, surrounded by the intoxicating aroma of barbecue sauce. It was like the universe was marinating our destinies,” Taika chuckled on SiriusXM’s The Morning Mash Up.
Their friendship blossomed faster than Taika can direct a Marvel movie, and soon they were the last duo standing at every party. Late-night chats became their jam, with Rita routinely dropping hints like, ‘Hope you got an Uber.’ Smooth, Rita, real smooth.
“After a marathon of these hangouts, she drops the bombshell – metaphorically speaking, of course. She goes, ‘I know what I want, and I want it now.’ Cue my internal monologue going, ‘This escalated quickly,'” Taika shared with a twinkle in his eye.
As their dating escapade kicked off, Rita threw caution to the wind faster than Taika can say “action” on set. At a romantic dinner, she hit him with the relationship equivalent of a superhero landing: “None of that ‘let’s take it slow’ nonsense. We’re going all in.” Taika, being the wise man he is, nodded along, because when Rita speaks, resistance is futile.
A love story spicier than a curry in a comedy club. Taika and Rita, rewriting the rom-com rulebook one barbecue at a time. Cheers to love, laughter, and the audacity to say, “We’re all in!”