Orlando Bloom, CosmoGirl (The Netherlands), May 2004
translated by Jorien, scans by Sandra
Princes, elves, pirates.
Orlando Bloom (26) hasnít actually
ever acted as a normal guy. How Ďcrazyí is Orlando really?
Orlando Bloom is going fast.
At the age of 22, two days before graduating from drama school, he was chosen to
play the role of Legolas in Lord Of The Rings. After that Black Hawk Down
followed with Ewan McGregor and Pirates of the Caribbean with Johnny Depp. In
his newest movie Troy (which hits theaters on May 13) Orlando plays a Trojan
prince, who steals the wife of Brad Pitt (not correct) and causes a war. Meanwhile
heís just as big of a movie star as his famous colleagues. He has even been so busy
that heís going to take a break. So itís about time we had a good conversation
with the sexy superstar!
Unknown guy all of a sudden becomes a famous actor. Whatís that like?
ďBecause I wore a blonde wig
in LOTR, I didnít get recognised on the streets. Thatís just happening since
POTC. Meanwhile some things have changed, and sometimes I find it difficult
to keep my head cool. Fortunately I have many friends and family, who help me to
keep me with both of my legs on the ground.Ē
Are you still
friends with your old friends?
ďMy friends really had to get
used to the change. They read more about me then they actually saw me. I
really have to do my best to prove to them I havenít changed. But Iíve also
made new friends. For example Joe Edgerton and Heath Ledger, who I got to know
while shooting Ned Kelly. The disadvantage is that Iím completely computer illiterate:
I havenít ever sent an e-mail in my whole life, so in that way I canít keep in
touch with the people at home. But I try to stay friends with everybody.Ē
probably be many girls after you too?
ďI heard thereís a lot of
Ďtalkingí about me on the internet, yeah. I only notice it when I go to a
premiŤre or somewhere where people expect me to be. Than it can be pretty
heated. Sometimes that can be frightening, but itís not like people are chasing
me screaming or something. Nobody†panics
when I walk down the street in London. Well, of course I havenít been there in a
while. Iím lucky, I guess. Itís not like Brad Pitt, who needs a bodyguard to
keep the fans away from him. People actually try to grab him on the streets,
and they become totally crazy when they see him. I didnít know what was
happening to me when we were together on Malta shooting Troy. I mostly get fan mail, fortunately from very nice people. I havenít met a scary murderer with
an axe yet! Most people just want to wish me good luck.Ē
youíre a famous star, you of course are more into your looks.
Laughing: ďNot really. I mean:
Iím not really aware of how I look. Though, I do like to wear pretty clothes.
My sister used to dress me, because I didnít look cool and she did. She went to second-hand stores to buy me hip, cheap clothes. She had a really good taste; I
always got a lot compliments. I still like to go shopping with her.Ē
planning on getting more tattoos?
ďI already have two: a sun
under my bellybutton, and the elf symbol for the character 9 Ė from Lord of the
Rings- on my right arm. I got the last one with the rest of the cast. I thought
about getting another tattoo, but Iím pretty specific in what I want. After all
itís on my body for the rest of my life.Ē
What kind of
boy did you use to be?
ďI was a little crazy, I
think. Not crazy as in Ďmadí, but I was always the first one to jump over a wall
or to dive into a lake. I didnít really think about the consequences. But I was
pretty normal for the rest. I loved sports and being outside. Iím dyslectic, so
school was rather difficult for me. But in the end I got all my diplomaís. I
just had to work a little harder for it.Ē
does a Ďcrazyí person like Orlando Bloom do for an adrenaline kick?
ďWhen I was in New Zealand
shooting Lord of the Rings, I did a lot of skydiving. Thatís really easy over
there. You just drive for half an hour and then you can just jump out of an
airplane somewhere. But itís not like Iím looking for the highest building here
in New York to jump off. I did a lot of surfing while I was in Mexico, when we were there shooting Troy. Iím not really good at it, but I enjoy it very much.
I love the sensational feeling that you get from it. I love the waves and the
ocean. In the winter I always try to plan a snowboard vacation.Ē
Did you also
go out a lot while you were in Mexico?
ďNo, Iím not such an party animal anymore. Iíve had my portion. I lost my wild hairs pretty young,
because I moved to London when I was sixteen to study there. I went out a lot,
but I also followed the classes at school.Ē
There are rumours youíre dating actress Kate Bosworth,
the blonde star from Blue Crush. Tell us: is she your Mrs. Right?
ďIíd rather not talk about my private life. You have to keep something for yourself, that's my opinion. Else itíll
go wrong. I have a lot of love in my life, and Iím very happy. The only thing I
want to say about it, is that itís hard to have a relationship when you both
live in a different country. And I donít like just one type of girl: I like
blondes and brunettes. Though Iíve had more blonde girlfriends.Ē
Have you ever
been in love with a celebrity?
ďYes! I was in love with Linda
Evans from Dynasty. As a kid I always watched that show. My aunt produces commercials in New York, and she once did a commercial with her. I remember very
well that I got a picture with an autograph from Linda.Ē
romantic when you have a girlfriend?
ďThe most romantic thing I
ever did for a girl, was sending her an airplane ticket from Ireland to London.
So she could come and visit me.Ē
What are you going to do now that youíre done shooting Troy?
ďIím going to take a break to
arrange my new house in London. Iíve been to many places, but home Ė with
friends and family- is the best place to be.Ē
Which one of
the three Orlando?
His looks in each role are a bit strange but nice
though! Which film character of Orlando Bloom makes your heart beat faster? Take
Red: I donít think so!
From left to
1. - One look
says more than a thousand words
- You wrote a poem for me? Thatís so romantic!
- I like a guy with passion.
- I also
hate going sunbathing. Are you in the mood to kiss? Wow, your ears are funny!
- I would
like to admire you during a contest shooting arrows with your bow.
- He borrowed
my knee-high boots again!
- I like an
- Oh, those
guys from Westlife sound so sexy when theyíre talking.
- Are you
prepared to fight for me? What passion!
hottie, can I borrow your hairstyler?
metals is such a cool hobby.
- Yay, a
- Youíre so handsome; I keep forgiving you.