Rita Ora sings Taika Waititi about getting her confidence back
Marriage is good for Rita Ora! The presenter needs no introduction, given her award-winning vocal skills and status as one of the world’s most beautiful singers.
In addition to music, the native of Kosovo is often involved in Hollywood projects. Although she’s a public figure, the 32-year-old keeps her intimate life away from the cameras, going so far as to keep her marriage to fellow Hollywood hunk Taika Waititi a secret.
However, the media personality recently spoke about her husband’s supportive role in her life.
Rita Ora sings Taika Waititi’s praises for helping her regain her confidence
During a recent conversation Billboard News, the multi-hyphenated entertainer reflected on her journey to stardom and how her husband played a crucial role in her overcoming the dark side of the music industry.
According to the “How We Do” artist, she was going through a painful period in her career. The songwriter shared that she felt discouraged and lost confidence as she struggled to make a difference in the industry.
“I struggled for so long to be heard in my experience in the industry that I think I lost a lot of confidence and hope, I fell down,” the Oscar nominee admitted.
“And I think when you’re at your lowest, you can decide.” You either get up and carry on or you let it consume you. And that’s what I did, Ora continued. The Kosovar beauty noted that persevering in the face of adversity has yielded the sweetest reward.
“I woke up. I flew to Australia to do The Voice and I met someone who changed me forever,” gushed the Bambi winner, referring to her talented husband, whom she married in 2022.
Gushing about the ‘Thor: Ragnarok’ director, the smitten wife revealed that meeting the New Zealand native was the wave of inspiration she needed to overcome the slump and create new music.
“With Taika, who’s my husband, I’ve never felt like that before,” the 32-year-old admitted, “so I just wrote it all down and thought, ‘Okay, I think it’s time to start making music again.’ .’ And here we are.”
Ora’s latest single ‘Praising You’ was a collaborative project with iconic producer Fatboy Slim. The track was a cover of her 1998 classic song of the same name and served as the second single from the singer’s upcoming album You & I.
The MOBO winner got into a ‘tiff’ with her husband while filming her new music video
Although Ora and Waititi’s life-changing love inspired the English singer’s latest track, like most couples, the lovebirds have their differences.
During his latest appearance on Heart FM, he talked about ‘Praising You’, The “Fifty Shades of Grey” actress shared how making the music video for the track caused a rift between her and Waititi.
The clip, directed by the Oscar winner, captured the Kosovo-born girl showing off her dance moves next to a group of dancers. The show was in front of Fatboy Slim.
When asked how it felt to have her husband direct the music video, the Glamor winner admitted that she has bittersweet memories. Recalling the experience, the multi-hyphenate stated that people warned him not to do it.
“Everyone said ‘don’t do it, don’t work with the people you love, it’ll never work’ and I thought ‘why not?’ – the media personality explained, noting that she thinks her husband’s skills will not conflict with his creativity.
“You know what, I respect him, I admire his creative input, and we came up with a fun, non-serious video, kind of like the original, just like a random dance party, that’s it,” the host continued.
Although the pair managed to avoid major issues while filming the video, the “Grateful” singer noted that the duo disagreed with its accuracy. Remembering the ordeal, Ora said:
“The only thing there was a bit of a fuss about was I was late for the shoot because my makeup didn’t go well and he was like, ‘Hurry up, we’re losing the light, we’re losing the light!'” I was like, ‘Sorry! ‘
Despite the little hiccups, the “I Will Never Let You Down” singer was happy that Waititi directed her music video. “It’s great to work with people you respect. I love Taika’s brain,” gushed the 32-year-old girl, who said the producer taught her new things every day.