Orlando Interview, Hitkrant (The Netherlands), December, 2003
translated by Jorien
Who is the hottest Elf of this Earth? No, guys, itís
not Liv Tyler, we asked the ladies and they knew the answer: ORLANDO BLOOM!
He was in a very good mood, when Hitkrant talked to him in New York!
2 years of your life to make The Lord Of The
Rings Ė trilogy. How do you look back on that?
I donít regard anything of course, because they were the most fantastic years of my career. Well, careerÖ
Iím just a starting actor. The Lord Of The
Rings was my first opportunity to experience that world (the world
of acting?) so I took that chance with both my hands.
Legolas very well, like a real Elf. How are you like a real Elf?
Me? Iím pretty positive and
happy in life. I donít smoke anymore for a while and I donít drink, so according
to that Iím getting pretty close, aren't I?
You look very different as Legolas and after part 1 of
The Lord Of The Rings you were
hardly recognized by people. Is that different now?
Yes since Pirates
Of The Caribbean it is. Oh well, apparently they saw me as a dumb blonde, didnít they? And there a lot of them, haha! No, seriously: because I played two tough roles in The
Lord Of The Rings and in Pirates
IĎve had much more attention so I get recognized more.
Do you like that?
I talked about that with Johnny Depp once. I said to
him: ďisnít it crazy how much actors and actresses get paid so much these
days?Ē And then he said: ďIf you see how much of your privacy you will have to
give up, youíll talk differently !Ē I donít really mind getting recognized by
people. As long as it stays nice and it still is to me. I donít get followed or
something that often. They donít dig in my private-life and lets keep it that
way! I really want to keep my privacy.
In every movie you play in you have a sword. Is that
Haha, no, really no. I donít ask a director: ďI get
to have a swordscene, right? No? Oh, then I wonít do this movie!Ē Of course, it is
cool to do, but a hot lovescene is too!
Didnít you prefer that?
Haha, I knew that would be the next question! UhÖ
well, no, it doesnít have to for me. Else they will get a whole other picture
of me. There are enough pornoactors, arenít there?
But would you be naked for a movie?
Totally naked? That doesnít have to happen anymore in big
Hollywood movies, right? No, if it is a ďwhat-if-questionĒ, I will say: I wonít
do it. Why not? Sure, I will show you something, but until here and not any
Awwwww, then just your buttÖÖ.
Just for a momentÖÖÖÖ
Well, I think showing your butt is very different
than showing your front side. Butts are more common, I would say it like that.
Okay, okayÖ What will we see of you after The Lord Of The Rings?
I think Troy will come out in the Netherlands,
wonít it? I play in it with another big hero of mine, Brad Pitt!
And Brad is, just like Johnny Depp with who you were
in Pirates, a colleague-hunk of
I donít see myself yet as a true hunkÖ A true hunk
is someone who is hot for women from 8 till 80 years old. Brad and Johnny are,
but Iím not yet. And it doesnít interest me at all. I didnít become an actor
hoping they would think Iím hot.
What will you do if you donít get any roles offered?
Again, Iím really happy in life, but if I canít get
any roles anymore, I want to work behind the scenes or I would go working at a
shootingclub again. Haha, that was my first job. It was very healthy, it was
outside. Maybe I will just put on my blonde wig again and give classes shooting
with a bow and arrow! Really, then I could make a lot of money!
Hundred years from now you will still be a hero,
thanks to the three parts of Lord Of The
Rings. How does that feel?
Unexplainable, really I canít explain it. Iím very
proud of it. A couple of months ago I had to do a couple of new scenes for part
three in New-Zealand. That was again very emotional for me. I donít think
anything like that will happen again to me. And itís an honour to me that Iím a
hero in this movie. I used to watch heroseries on tv when I was little like The A-team and Knight Rider. Back then I already wanted to be like those
leadactors. And I already did that a little. Didnít I?