"How I am in bed, that's my business", Joepie (Belgium), September 24, 2003
scans by Ellen, translated by Evi
You know him as the elf Legolas from LOTR and the heroic pirate Will from
POTC. Orlando Bloom rarely plays regular characters and that's what enlarges
the excitement (tension). All over the world girls ask themselves how it would be to
have a relationship with their real life idol.
Does Orlando have just as large of a heart in real life as in his movies? Is he
sweet? Or arrogant? And what are the things he truly cares for? One thing for
sure: he keeps his private business secret. But if you dig deep enough you can
get a picture of how it would feel to be Orli's girlfriend. The word 'exciting'
will definitely belong because Orlando lives recklessly. He likes bungee jumping,
skydiving and likes to loose himself in high waves when he surfs (in a sea full
Orlando: "As a child I thought I was immortal. I didn't know fear
and tried everything. Now I know that I'm vulnerable like everyone else, but I
easily succeed in pushing aside that thought. I like to feel I'm alive. I kick
at the adrenaline rushing through my body."
The consequence is easy to guess:
Orli broke his back and legs when he fell 3 stories from a window. He also has
broken his arm, nose, a finger, a wrist, 3 ribs, not to mention the 3 times he
fractured his skull. And more fractures and bruises are yet to come: in the
upcoming movie 'The Calcium Kid' Orlando plays a milk man who builds a career as a ... boxer! The actor is training every day in the ring and went
home with bruises several times already.
these painful situations have an advantage? Crazy enough, they do. The few
Orlando wants to reveal about his view on girls is that he likes polished types
who take care of him when he's hurt. You don't have to expect a clear answer to the
question if he likes girls in short nurses skirts.
Orlando: "What I do in my
bed, is my secret. How I am in bed, that's none of the outside world's business.
I choose my girlfriends very carefully. I only give myself completely to someone
I'm sure of that she is not going to tell every detail of our relationship to
About his so called relationship with Blue Crush actress Kate
Bosworth he's silent as the grave. But he did mention that his last relationship
ended when he was in New Zealand filming LOTR. This broke his heart but the
british star keeps believing in true love.
Orlando: "I'm always in love, with
love itself. I love the feeling of loving someone. Falling in love in pure
magic. It's heavenly when you're falling for someone and you can't stop thinking
about her. I enjoy it when I know I will see her again at the end of the day. I
experience the hours, minutes, seconds till we meet very
Yet a romanticist, that Orlando? The
well-being of his family and those he cares for comes first, he coddles his dog
Maude whenever he can and - of great importance for the one who gets to share
his life - he has great (boundless) respect for the other sex. The POTC actor
grew up with his sister Samantha under the care of their mother who led a school
of language for foreign students. When Orlando's dad died - Orli was only 4 - a
guardian took over the role as a father figure, but that man had little
influence on the education of his son.
Orlando: "Girls are smarter than boys.
I know it sounds crazy from my mouth, but I learned from experience. When I had
a problem, my mother or sisters view on the matter was the right one. Maybe it's
hormones but women know intuitive how to manage, better than men. I listen to
the good advice of my friends, but I always follow the opinion of the most
important women in my life."
Orlando lives without fear, with respect for his girlfriend and a mouth that can
keep secrets if there needs to be anything kept secret. Half of the female
population would succumb for this type but ...
His negative side, that would
be the cause of the break up with his last girlfriend, is that he withdraws into
his own world and head. He can shut himself off for hours and at those times
mutter uninterested 'hm hm' when his partner asks or tells him
Orlando: "It's not my intention to be rude. But sometimes I just
have to be alone. If that isn't possible because there's someone around me, I
shut myself off psychical. I believe it's some kind of mechanism to survive,
even when I'm aware that it's terrible for the person I'm with to talk to a
wall. It might seems as if I'm super egocentric, but I really care for the
happiness of the people that I love. Except... at those moments that I need for
myself. I can't work at that, the silences belong with me."
The total package
Orlando Bloom: take it or leave it. You know what you're in for when you try to
surrender to him at an unexpected meeting!
Little facts on top of the
* He was born on January 13, 1977 as Orlando Bloom in Canterbury
* He's a big fan of Johnny Depp, his co-star in POTC
cherishes a small pyramid of blue stones that's beside his bed. The thing gives
him, so he says, wisdom.
* He is a vegetarian and also a little
cannibalistic: Orlando bites his nails!