Watch: 'Maori guy made of rocks' – Taika Waititi talks about giving new Thor film a Kiwi feel and the 'next level' catering on set

Acclaimed Kiwi director Taika Waititi has given an engaging and open interview to 1 NEWS reporter Kimberlee Downs at the Park Hyatt Hotel in Sydney today.

The full interview includes Waititi talking about bringing a Kiwi flavour to his first Hollywood blockbuster film Thor: Ragnarok and what it was like to direct acting legend Sir Anthony Hopkins.

There's never a dull moment when the animated Waititi is involved, so enjoy Downs' uncut chat with the director of iconic Kiwi flicks Boy and Hunt for the Wilderpeople.

The ever hilarious Kiwi director Taika Waititi spoke to 1 NEWS Australia reporter Kim Downs at the red carpet of his movie Thor. Source: 1 NEWS

Thor director Taika Waititi and Chris Hemsworth showed their unique bond on the red carpet for the premiere of Thor in Australia. Source: 1 NEWS

The Australian had nothing but praise for his good friend Taika Waititi on the red carpet for the latest Marvel film Thor. Source: 1 NEWS

Kimberlee Downs got all the goss on the Thor: Ragnarok shoot and what's next for the in-demand Kiwi director. Source: 1 NEWS