Hot Kisses and Sharp Blades in the Caribbean!, Bravo (Germany), May 21, 2003
translated by Christel and Elisabeth, scans from Steffi
[It is my belief that this interview is a fake, and was compiled from other articles, while some of the info was made up altogether. Orlando says Keira is 20, when she is really 18. I'm sure he would know the truth. - Sarah]
The secret star of “Lord of the Rings” is back. In “Pirates of the
Caribbean” Orlando Bloom’s having the adventure of his life. Bravo met him
shortly after the end of the hard shoot for an exclusive interview!
Bravo: What’s your new movie “Pirates of
the Caribbean” about?
Orlando: My character’s the young Will
Turner- a really harmless guy- who joins Johnny Depp, who’s playing a
pirate. My character is everything but evil… Shortly: it’s an enormous adventure
Bravo: Are you wearing a pirate costume?
Orlando: Unfortunately not. Only Johnny and
Geoffrey Rush are wearing complete pirate costumes. I’m a little jealous about
it. But at the end I get the girl- you can bet, oops, I shouldn’t have revealed that -
so, don’t tell anyone. (smiling)
Bravo: Which girl?
Orlando: Keira Knightley. She played Jules
in “Bend it like Beckham”. She’s 20- and looks absolutely gorgeous.
Bravo: You told me half a year ago that
you’re allowed to kiss her.
Orlando: Yeahhhh! It was unbelievable.
Usually film kisses are always strange because so many people are standing
around you. But this time it was different. We forgot everything around us.
Perhaps because we practiced a few days before on a deserted island. (smiling)
Bravo: Pardon me? You kissed her privately?
Orlando: It was just for business (more
smiling). I’ve got a girlfriend!
Bravo: Tell me more!
Orlando: Her name’s Kate Bosworth, she’s 20
and an actress. Her new movie is “Blue Crush”.
Bravo: Do you want to marry her?
Orlando: That would be too fast. We’ve known
each other since January. I gave her a gold necklace as a present, but that
means nothing. I just love giving gifts.
Bravo: Keyword gifts. You had a birthday
while shooting “Pirates of the Caribbean”.
Orlando: Oh yeah! I didn’t realize it, I was
too much involved in my work. I was with Johnny and a whole lot of other pirates on the set at around one o'clock in the morning - and then suddenly, the Crew starts singing "Happy Birthday! That was a cool surprise.
Bravo: How did you prepare yourself for
your part (in POTC)?
Orlando: Most of all I had to learn how to
Bravo: But in “Lord of the rings” you
fought with the sword too…
Orlando: You can’t compare that. In one
scene the evil pirates are changing into skeletons as they move through
moonlight. So I had to fight against real pirate actors and than against
imaginary enemies. The skeletons were put in later by the computer, but for me
as an actor it was very hard.
Bravo: What do you think is the best scene
in the movie?
Orlando: There are so many great action
scenes. I like the one Johnny and me shot in San Pedro in Mexico. We stole a
huge British battle ship. It was unbelievable – because you normally need at least 20 men to bring the ship into action. Johnny and I did it by ourselves – he was the captain and I was the ship hand. It was totally crazy,
to steer the boat, but so much fun.
Bravo: Are you wearing your real hairstyle
for a change in POTC?
Orlando: My hair’s brown this time and not
white (laughing). But I have extensions. In real life, I don't have a ponytail!
Bravo: What’s after “Pirates of the
Orlando: At the moment I’m working on the
historical movie “Troy” with Brad Pitt and Sean Bean, who played Boromir in
“Lord of the rings”. We are shooting in London, Morocco, Malta and Mexico. In
“Troy” I have yet another bed-head hairdo - almost like Jack Osbourne (smiling).