Taika Waititi avoided responding to rumors that he was engaged to Rita Ora by claiming to have technical difficulties during an interview.
It was reported last week that the Thor: Ragnarok director was engaged to marry his pop star girlfriend, and he was asked to address the speculation during a joint interview with his Lightyear co-star Chris Evans in British TV show This Morning on Monday.
Towards the end of the discussion, presenter Phillip Schofield shyly wondered if more congratulations were in order after wishing Chris a happy birthday and mentioning “wedding bells”, to which Taika changed the subject. and joked, “You can congratulate me, it’s (my birthday) in August! Let’s talk about my birthday.
He then pretended to have technical difficulties by holding his ear and saying, “What? You’re breaking up…gone”, as he removed his earphone and threw it away. Taika then held his pose, as if his video had frozen, to avoid answering the question.
“Shouldn’t I ask about Rita? Anyway, she’s gorgeous, we love her here, she’s always a great guest and congratulations!” Phillip commented, to which Chris and Taika waved to the camera and said goodbye.
Taika and Rita started dating last year. According to The Sun, they plan to tie the knot in a low-key ceremony before having a big party in London.