Baz Luhrmann Hints at Collaboration With BTS: ‘I Really Admire What They Achieve’

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Baz Luhrmann isn’t ruling out future initiatives with longtime pals and frequent collaborators Leonardo DiCaprio and Nicole Kidman, however the director is hinting Okay-pop collab with super-group BTS may additionally be within the works.

Luhrmann celebrated the opening of Frieze L.A. on Thursday evening with an intimate Valentine’s Day dinner, hosted by Bombay Sapphire and held on the model’s immersive pop-up bar, impressed by iconic New York City nightclub Max’s Kansas City, on the Paramount Pictures lot. Guests included Rita Ora and DiCaprio (with girlfriend Camila Morrone and his dad and mom), Asia Chow, Y’lan Noel, Lucila Sola, Billy Zane, Scott Bloom, Dorian Grinspan and Johnathan Yeo.

Ahead of the occasion, Luhrmann spoke with The Hollywood Reporter about taking away “the border” between completely different sorts of artwork and what's up subsequent on his slate. “It's outstanding the way in which Okay-pop has discovered a method — if you see BTS play Citi Field, that's a stadium. And not everyone seems to be a Korean knowledgeable, solely a couple of quarter of the viewers, in order that signifies that Okay-pop is ready to converse to an viewers with varied backgrounds. So I actually admire what they obtain,” Luhrmann stated. So is he working with the South Korean boy band? He wouldn't precisely say, however his realizing smile, broad eyes and playful shrug hinted in any other case. (“Yeah, effectively you already know, that's…” was all he would supply.) 

The director did say that he has been enthusiastic about methods to reunite with DiCaprio. “Sure, we're nice pals and we're all the time enthusiastic about what we might do. He's a buddy and an excellent artist, and I’d leap on the probability to work with him. That could be greater than pretty." 

He would work with Kidman once more, too, as he sees her often: “The second there was one thing, we wouldn't maintain again. … I don't know if I'm allowed to say I'm happy with her, however I’m very happy with her.” 

“I hope she helps me to go to opening evening,” Luhrmann provides of the “thrilling” debut of Moulin Rouge on Broadway in June. He’s not directing the present, primarily based on his 2001 movie starring Kidman and Ewan McGregor, however sees himself as “an uncle, simply form of being a reflective board and being ready to go 'Look, once I made that I used to be a sure age.’ And I need them to interpret it strongly and make robust decisions and never stand in the way in which.”

With a guide by John Logan, the brand new musical melds in new songs. “It's reborn,” Luhrmann says. “I in all probability would have made a nostalgic model." He's engaged on the album and teases "some nice music about to return.”

However, Luhrmann retains quiet on his upcoming movies and tv initiatives (his most up-to-date was Netflix’s The Get Down in 2017) as a result of “I work on so many issues that you just'll hear individuals say 'Are you doing this? Are you doing that?' There might be a second once I go, 'I'm doing it.' And you already know what occurs? My life fully adjustments. There's no extra life for me. There's simply that present.”

This article initially appeared in THR.com.