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Georgia Godworth isn’t afraid to method strangers on the road and interview them about their love lives and intercourse lives.

But when she was quizzing a mild-mannered, seemingly amused man in his 60s for his opinions on courting, open relationships and group intercourse, she had no concept she was speaking to world-famous director Baz Luhrmann.

The video of the interview in Sydney, which was uploaded to TikTok on Thursday and has since attracted tens of millions of views, makes for surreal, comedic viewing.

Luhrmann, the world-famous director of movies resembling “Moulin Rouge!” “Elvis,” “The Great Gatsby” and “Romeo + Juliet,” asks Godworth: “Are you going to light me well?” earlier than suggesting that they reposition the digicam.

Godworth then asks Luhrmann if he’s single, to which Luhrmann replies with a deadpan “no.” When questioned additional about whether or not he’s in a relationship, the director merely replies: “I’m married.” (Luhrmann is married to four-time Oscar profitable costume designer Catherine Martin.)


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Godworth, 31, mentioned in an interview with The Washington Post on Friday that she was “just a bit gobsmacked” when she later realized who she had interviewed, including that the encounter truly occurred whereas she was “out in Newtown practicing” the street-interview format for her comedy movies.

The video additionally reveals Luhrmann sharing his ideas about what marriage means, and Godworth speaking in regards to the significance of discussing the phrases of an open relationship, “whether it be a threesome, a foursome” — prompting the director to ask her “how many foursomes have you done?”

When Godworth replies “maybe like six?” Luhrmann, who seems relaxed and engaged all through the interview, asks: “So what is the point of the conversation we are having?” to which Godworth replies confidently, “just talking about dating.”

As the interview ends, Luhrmann tells the digicam: “I usually don’t do interviews, but you know what? Happy to be a part of yours” — to which Godworth replies “I’m honored” and “I love your jacket.”

In Friday’s interview, Godworth careworn she is in reality “very familiar” with Luhrmann’s work — “‘Moulin Rouge!’ was my favorite childhood film, and you know, I’m obsessed with ‘Romeo + Juliet’ — I just didn’t know that I was interviewing him at the time.”

She filmed the interview on Feb. 24 however “sat on the footage for … around a month,” earlier than considered one of her mates noticed a snippet of the movies and instructed her who it was.

Godworth says she’d approached Luhrmann for a avenue interview as a result of she seen he was “dressed very elegantly” and she or he thought “he just looked interesting.”

“He was absolutely wonderful,” within the interview, Godworth mentioned, including that, wanting again, she suspects there was “an amusement” to his solutions as a result of it was clear she didn’t acknowledge him.

The video has drawn a big response on-line, with many amused at how Godworth interrupted Luhrmann a number of occasions, or expressing delight that she had, inadvertently, secured a uncommon interview with the well-known director.

Godworth, who additionally does rise up comedy and works half time as a retail gross sales marketing consultant, says she had “just been doing social media for fun so far,” though she would like to work within the leisure world at some point.

“If people can have a laugh or a smile, then I’m happy,” she mentioned, though she admitted that, had she recognized it was Luhrmann she was interviewing, she may need requested him some completely different questions.

“I would ask … how it was like for him forming his career. I’d want to know about the making of ‘Moulin Rouge!’ and ‘Romeo + Juliet’ in particular. And if I were given the opportunity to interview him knowing it was him, I would maybe ask if he could have a read of the pilot I’ve been writing.”

But if she did get the prospect to speak to him once more, she added: “First of all, I would say: ‘Would you forgive me for not recognizing you?’”


A earlier model of this text misspelled Georgia Godworth’s final title. The article has been corrected.