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‘I’m the laziest actor you’ll ever, ever come across’: Thor: Love and Thunder Director Taika Waititi Said He Never Reads About the Characters in His Movies

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Taika Waititi has so far shown us his amazing directing, producing, and writing skills, just as much as his acting skills. Much can be said about him and his talents, most in positive notions. So when Taika Waititi refers to his acting as ‘lazy’, one would find that hard to believe with his astonishing acting and voice acting as iconic characters.

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Director Taika Waititi

Although the director calls his acting to be lazy, his role as Adolf in Jojo Rabbit and Korg in the last two Thor movies have made fans roar into applause. Known for his humorous approach and a lack of fear to challenge the unchallenged, Taika Waititi managed to create a name for himself much bigger than one would imagine.

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Taika Waititi’s Unique Acting Turning Heads

Taika Waititi calls his acting lazy because he does not wish to switch his accent or does not like to do as much research on his characters. This however can be very well mixed with another fact that he mentioned in an interview with Wired. Waititi stated that he could not as much be bothered to try to be another character and just chooses to be himself, and of course, the audience loves it!

“I just played Blackbeard in Our Flag Means Death. I went on Wikipedia, and I typed in ‘Blackbeard,’ and there’s too many words!” He went on to say that he saw Blackbeard was from Bristol, briefly looked at the Bristolian accent, and then decided, “Nah, too hard.” He went with his own accent and explained, “My range is me. I don’t try.” 

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Taika Waititi acted in Free Guy as well, a movie starring Ryan Reynolds

He continued to state how even when playing Hitler, he did not read so much about him and instead took a humorous approach towards the character, which can be considered highly risky for a role that requires so much sensitivity. That did not stop Taika Waititi and much to his surprise, the movie gained a lot of praise for his role, acting, and the new angle on the character itself.

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Taika Waititi Surprises Fans With His Voice Acting

The producer played Korg, a character with a sense of humor and a body made of rocks in Thor: Ragnarok and Thor: Love and Thunder. The character’s ability to interact with others in the most creative way possible made him one of the most adored characters of Marvel. His roles in Mandalorian, Lightyear, and many more have all managed to stand out in their own way.

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Taika Waititi at the premiere of Thor: Love and Thunder

Taika Waititi is scheduled to direct the new Star Wars movie which does not happen to have a release date yet, and perhaps we could get a chance to experience his acting skills again. However, he does not have any of such roles listed yet.

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Source: Wired

Written by Adya Godboley

An avid writer fluent in everything Marvel, Adya Godboley is a content writer for Fandomwire. She is currently doing her Bachelor's of Arts in English Honours. Adya likes to read a lot and it would not be a surprise to see her spend her entire day playing Genshin Impact. Her articles range from Marvel, DC and movies to Mental Health Awareness.