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Orlando Interview, Galaxie (Malaysia), September 2003
translated by Siven

GM: Since the movie (POTC) deals with the supernatural curses and superstitions, are you superstitious?

OB: Yeah, probably a little bit but without wanting to be. I remember when I was a kid, my sister used to say if you see two magpies, it's for joy, but if you see only one, it's bad luck. So my sister used to say, "If you see a magpie, you have to say, 'Hello, Mr Magpie. How's Mrs Magpie and all the other magpies 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1.' So now, every time I see a magpie, I say, 'Hey Mr Magpie...' to release the curse. Am I superstitious? Probably just because I got trained by my sister as a kid.

GM: You celebrated your 25th birthday (should be 26th) on set. How much fun was that?

OB: They got me a huge cake from that Sweet Lady Jane place. Huge. It was very tasty, but I had a quiet evening because I had to work the next day.

GM: No partying?

OB: No, not really. I am not big on partying at the moment.

GM: No presents?

OB: A few. I got a journal. My cousin gave me a few (photo) prints. He's a photographer so he just took a few prints and gave me a few. I can't really remember. Just books, you know, things like that. No Ferraris.

GM: What music are you listening to at the moment?

OB: Anything really good. Music is so diverse, anything really good, I love.

GM: Such as?

OB: I love Coldplay, Radiohead, those sort of people.

Accompanying him (OB) at the press conference was a young man who claims to be his secretary. However, rumour has it that he's dating Kate Bosworth of Blue Crush. Keira, however, denied she had a boyfriend on the set (of POTC). And their chemistry in the movie was palpable.

NOTE: The part about Keira's boyfriend was related to a earlier question in the article. OB was asked whether there was budding romance on the set. He said no and that Keira's boyfriend was always around.