Taika Waititi reveals his role in RuPaul’s Drag Race Down Under

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On Friday, Thor director Taika Waititi was caught sneaking into the Sydney premiere of RuPaul’s Drag Race Down Under with Rita Ora amid romantic rumors.

But while holding his mother to all the speculation about his love life, the 45-year-old happily spoke to Richard Wilkins about the Stan show Weekend today.

Taika revealed that he was actually involved in the highly anticipated series and is a guest judge on the show.

Get Out: On Friday, Thor director Taika Waititi revealed his role in RuPaul's Drag Race Down Under - after being caught sneaking off the Stan show's premiere in Sydney with rumors of love interest Rita Ora

Get Out: On Friday, Thor director Taika Waititi revealed his role in RuPaul’s Drag Race Down Under – after being caught sneaking off the Stan show’s premiere in Sydney with rumors of love interest Rita Ora

‘There is so much mystery and secrecy that I don’t even know what it is [the role] is, ”he joked.

“I’m a guest judge … I’ve presented a challenge to the participants – literally everything I can say.”

He added: ‘A good friend of mine made the show and it was lovely to be involved as I’ve been a fan for a long time.’

Making headlines: On Friday night, British singer Rita Ora, 30, got out at the premiere of Stan's RuPaul's Drag Race Down Under in Sydney with filmmaker Taika by her side

Making headlines: On Friday night, British singer Rita Ora, 30, got out at the premiere of Stan's RuPaul's Drag Race Down Under in Sydney with filmmaker Taika by her side

Making headlines: On Friday night, British singer Rita Ora, 30, got out at the premiere of Stan’s RuPaul’s Drag Race Down Under in Sydney with filmmaker Taika by her side

Friday night, British singer Rita Ora, 30, got out at the premiere of Stan’s RuPaul’s Drag Race Down Under in Sydney with filmmaker Taika by her side.

The pair, who have sparked romantic rumors in recent weeks, avoided being photographed together on the Opera House’s red carpet, and indeed seemed very reluctant to be seen sneaking into the venue.

The British pop star, 30, and New Zealand-born Thor director, 45, attended the Sydney Opera House event together, but were carefully kept a few feet apart.

Once inside, Daily Mail Australia can reveal that the couple sat side by side in front of the public.

Coy: The couple, who have sparked romantic rumors for the past few weeks, avoided being photographed together on the Opera House's red carpet, and seemed very reluctant indeed when seen sneaking into the venue

Coy: The couple, who have sparked romantic rumors for the past few weeks, avoided being photographed together on the Opera House's red carpet, and seemed very reluctant indeed when seen sneaking into the venue

Coy: The couple, who have sparked romantic rumors for the past few weeks, avoided being photographed together on the Opera House’s red carpet, and seemed very reluctant indeed when seen sneaking into the venue

Side by Side: Once inside, Daily Mail Australia can reveal that the couple sat side by side in front of the public

Side by Side: Once inside, Daily Mail Australia can reveal that the couple sat side by side in front of the public

Side by Side: Once inside, Daily Mail Australia can reveal that the couple sat side by side in front of the public

Once inside, Daily Mail Australia can reveal that the couple sat side by side in front of the public.

While waiting for the event to start, Rita and Taika chatted closely, whispering in each other’s ears as the singer seemed to put her hand on Taika’s shoulder.

Later, the singer and filmmaker ran out of the room together, while Rita waved cautiously to fans, before Taika followed her out the side door.

On?  Outside, Rita and her boyfriend, a filmmaker, stayed close together

On?  Outside, Rita and her boyfriend, a filmmaker, stayed close together

On? Outside, Rita and her boyfriend, a filmmaker, stayed close together

Warm: Taika gently put a hand on Rita's back as they stood side by side

Warm: Taika gently put a hand on Rita's back as they stood side by side

Warm: Taika gently put a hand on Rita’s back as they stood side by side

Outside, Taika gently put a hand on Rita’s back as they stood side by side, looking cozy indeed.

The warden took a call while Rita waited, and the couple appeared to be waiting to leave the area together.

The outing is the latest in a series of encounters between the two, which have sparked rumors of romance.

Rita R.ecently panicked fans when she shared an incredibly cozy photo with Taika on Instagram.

Exciting Rumors: The outing is the latest in a series of encounters between the two, which have sparked rumors of romance.  Rita recently panicked fans when she shared an incredibly cozy photo with Taika on Instagram

Exciting Rumors: The outing is the latest in a series of encounters between the two, which have sparked rumors of romance.  Rita recently panicked fans when she shared an incredibly cozy photo with Taika on Instagram

Exciting Rumors: The outing is the latest in a series of encounters between the two, which have sparked rumors of romance. Rita recently panicked fans when she shared an incredibly cozy photo with Taika on Instagram

In the image, Taika was wearing a cap, partially hiding his identity, while Rita wrote a revealing caption, ‘Good times, memories, random things on my phone and the ones I love …’ alongside a heart emoji.

It has also been reported that the two stars have been “ dating for over a month ” while the singer was filming The Voice in Sydney.

According to T.he Sun, Rita and Taika have made no secret of being together among their famous friends and that things could get serious.

‘They have been a couple since the beginning of March, but kept it calm. However, all of their friends are aware of the relationship. They really love each other, ” a source told the publication.

The rumored couple were also recently seen exiting a private jet in Sydney with Chris Hemsworth, his wife Elsa and Matt Damon after a trip to the Gold Coast.

A listener to the Who? Weekly podcast fueled further romantic speculation when they reported seeing the couple kissing in a restaurant.

Happy together?  It has also been reported that the two stars have been `` dating for over a month '' while the singer was filming The Voice in Sydney.

Happy together?  It has also been reported that the two stars have been `` dating for over a month '' while the singer was filming The Voice in Sydney.

Happy together? It has also been reported that the two stars have been “ dating for over a month ” while the singer was filming The Voice in Sydney.

Still, the pop star skillfully dodges questions about her love life during a performance on Tuesday morning The Kyle and Jackie O Show.

At the end of the interview, radio host Kyle Sandilands asked Rita, “I know you don’t want to talk much about these things, but can you sneak loved ones in and out of your joint or do you find that difficult? ‘

After a long pause, the Body On Me singer responded cautiously, “I think for myself I’m just focusing on getting fit to be honest.”

“That’s great, I can read between the lines,” Kyle replied jokingly.

Rita divorced earlier this year from French director Romain Gavras.

Taika is believed to have divorced his wife Chelsea Winstanley in 2018 after seven years of marriage. They share two daughters, Te Hinekāhu, eight, and Matewa Kiritapu, five.

Taika is currently directing the Thor sequel and won an Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay for Jojo Rabbit last year.

RuPaul’s Drag Race Down Under premieres May 1, only on Stan, with new episodes every week.

Coming: RuPaul's Drag Race Down Under premieres May 1, only on Stan, with new episodes weekly

Coming: RuPaul's Drag Race Down Under premieres May 1, only on Stan, with new episodes weekly

Coming: RuPaul’s Drag Race Down Under premieres May 1, only on Stan, with new episodes weekly

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