Taika Waititi might be one of the most fascinating filmmakers working today. A native New Zealander, the comic auteur crept his way stateside as a director on Flight Of The Conchords before his breakout horror comedy What We Do In the Shadows helped score him a gig directing Thor: Ragnarok. In between, he made charming, under-the-radar comedies like Hunt For The Wilderpeople and Boy, and if that all sounds like a lot for a guy just a few years over 40, well, it is. We all need rest; it just looks like Waititi gets all of his when he’s anywhere but his own bed (or coffin).
After the Kiwi posted a photo of himself snoozing in a child’s stroller (see above), the floodgates suddenly opened. A veritable deluge of pics of him sleeping in public
Suddenly, his followers began creating montages of the affable and extremely relaxed director.
Instead of being freaked the hell out by there being people just routinely taking shots of him at his most vulnerable, Waititi is embracing the attention.
It’s true, too. Anyone who has used Chris Hemsworth’s legs as a body pillow is a legend by any metric.