Baz Luhrmann isn’t ruling out future projects with longtime friends and frequent collaborators Leonardo DiCaprio and Nicole Kidman, but the director is hinting that a K-pop collab with super-group BTS may also be in the works.
Luhrmann celebrated the opening of Frieze L.A. on Thursday night with an intimate Valentine’s Day dinner, hosted by Bombay Sapphire and held at the brand’s immersive pop-up bar, inspired 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 parents), Asia Chow, Y’lan Noel, Lucila Sola, Billy Zane, Scott Bloom, Dorian Grinspan and Johnathan Yeo.
Ahead of the event, Luhrmann spoke with The Hollywood Reporter about taking away “the border” between different kinds of art and what's up next on his slate. “It's remarkable the way K-pop has found a way — when you see BTS play Citi Field, that's a stadium. And not everyone is a Korean expert, only about a quarter of the audience, so that means that K-pop is able to speak to an audience with various backgrounds. So I really admire what they achieve,” Luhrmann said. So is he working with the South Korean boy band? He wouldn't exactly say, but his knowing smile, wide eyes and playful shrug hinted otherwise. (“Yeah, well you know, that's...” was all he would offer.)