‘It’s not the image they’re looking for’: Taika Waititi is ‘reprimanded by Marvel bosses’ over THAT photo of him cosying up with girlfriend Rita Ora and Tessa Thompson
Taika Waititi has received a dressing down by Marvel bosses over photos of him getting cosy on a balcony with his songstress girlfriend Rita Ora and actress Tessa Thompson, reports claim.
According to the Daily Telegraph, Marvel executives were left vastly unimpressed after seeing images of the Thor director, 45, cuddling up with the two women on the balcony of his Bondi home last Sunday.
Both Rita and Tessa are in Sydney filming scenes for the Kiwi filmmaker’s upcoming Thor sequel Love and Thunder.
‘Not the image they’re looking for’: Taika Waititi, 45, (centre) was reportedly ‘reprimanded by Marvel bosses’ over photos of him cosying up with girlfriend Rita Ora, 30, (left) and Tessa Thompson, 37, (right)
The publication claimed that Taika’s display also ruffled feathers among the bosses at Marvel’s parent company Disney.
‘Not exactly the image they’re looking to project in relation to one of their biggest franchises,’ a Thor: Love and Thunder production insider told the publication.
The insider claimed that, while Taika is known for being a ‘party animal’, the photos ‘crossed a line’ for company bosses.
Not happy? The insider claimed that, while Taika is known for being a ‘party animal’, the photos ‘crossed a line’ for company bosses
It comes amid rumours that Rita has taken her relationship with Taika to the next level by moving into his home.
The couple went public earlier this month when they arrived together at the premiere of RuPaul’s Drag Race Down Under at the Sydney Opera House.
They avoided being photographed on the red carpet, but took their seats side by side in the front row once inside the venue.
It’s official! The couple went public earlier this month when they arrived together at the premiere of RuPaul’s Drag Race Down Under at the Sydney Opera House
Rita split from French director Romain Gavras earlier this year.
It is believed that Taika split from his wife, Chelsea Winstanley, in 2018 following seven years of marriage.
They share two daughters, Te Hinekāhu, eight, and Matewa Kiritapu, five.
New film: Both Rita and Tessa (pictured) are in Sydney filming scenes for Taika’s upcoming Thor film Love and Thunder