There’s always a lot of fan-fiction going around about so many celebrities. Stan-culture becomes ship-culture and people convince themselves that two actors are secretly dating or something very complicated is happening behind the scenes. Sometimes, that kind of gossip is just harmless fandom and sometimes it gets really toxic in a hurry. It was not until today that I realized that people believed that Brie Larson and Tessa Thompson are secretly in love with each other? They’re apparently friends in real life and they’ve been developing some secret project together, and the shippers are convinced that all of that amounts to “they’re in love with each other.”
I bring all of this up because Tessa Thompson is in Australia, working on Thor: Love and Thunder with director Taika Waititi. Taika, as we know, has been dating Rita Ora for a month or two. Rita is in Australia as a judge on their version of The Voice. Rita and Taika have been seen out together a few times. The paparazzi obviously know where to find Taika in Sydney, and it’s not like Taika and Rita have been hiding. So… the paparazzi got photos of Taika with his arms around Tessa and Rita. They were all hanging out somewhere, having fun and kissing. It looks like they’re a throuple and now people are like “omg Brie is going to be so mad.”
PICTURE EXCLUSIVE: Rita Ora and director boyfriend Taika Waititi get VERY cosy with actress Tessa Thompson https://t.co/6v4bvKyD4z
— Daily Mail Celebrity (@DailyMailCeleb) May 23, 2021
There are lots of photos, it wasn’t just, like, one moment when they were kidding around. Taika is hot, Tessa is hot, Rita is… um, Rita. For Rita, this is the most interesting she’s ever been. For Taika, this screams “messy midlife crisis.” For Tessa, this is hopefully just some fun and something she’s totally cool with. It’s possible that they were all just drunk and having fun and it’s nothing but the number of photos definitely makes it feel like it’s something!
I can’t wait for the 2022 Oscars when they sit Taika Waititi, Rita Ora, Tessa Thompson, Brie Larson, Janelle Monáe, Lupita Nyong’o together
— wendy (@darthvaI) May 23, 2021
what-taika waititi, tessa thompson and rita ora THEY- pic.twitter.com/6orAS4gpra
— ४ maddie | loki’s personal tiddie kisser (real) (@moonshinecas) May 23, 2021
Brie Larson running to Australia after seeing those pictures of Tessa Thompson, Rita Ora, and Taika Waititi in a three way kiss pic.twitter.com/zU6tmZprUO
— Yisus Wick (@yisuswick) May 23, 2021
tessa’s phone rn: 50 missed calls from brie larson https://t.co/pPQVEHsa6v
— ً (@nicheIe) May 23, 2021
Photos courtesy of Avalon Red and Backgrid.