My Love is Secret, Joy (Germany), September 2003
translated by Marny, scans by Conny
[note: this interview is likely made-up]
Orlando Bloom (26) about beautiful women, seasickness and flights with
Joy: Orlando, is it true that you became an actor because you
wanted to kiss beautiful women?
Orlando: (laughs) I said that once and since then this is
following me everywhere. But I didn't become an actor just because of the
Orlando: I wanted to become an actor ever since I realized that
Superman isn't real. I love to dress up and become another character. All the
better if I get to kiss beautiful women.
Joy: Acting almost didn't happen.....
Orlando: That's true. Five years ago I fell off a roof and the
doctors feared I would be paraplegic and never walk again. But they patched me
up nicely and two weeks later I could leave the hospital. I'm a person who gets
hurt easily. I've broken almost every bone.
Joy: Are you such a dare-devil?
Orlando: Not really. I like to relax with my friends, I read a lot
and see every stage play.
Joy: You haven't that much time for that at the moment.
Orlando: I'm almost constantly working since I got cast for the
"Lord Of The Rings"-trilogy. It still is like a big dream. At the
moment I'm shooting "Troy" with Brad Pitt in Malta. After that, I'd
like to take a break.
Joy: To have more time for your girlfriend, "Blue
Crush" actress Kate Bosworth?
Orlando: (laughs) Who says she's my girlfriend? We did a
commercial for "Gap" together. She's a really sweet girl..........
........and waits in
your hotelroom right now!
Orlando: Did you see her running around in the hotel lobby? Sorry,
but I don't like to talk about such private things. In this business you have
to build a 10 metre high wall around your heart to protect your love. Otherwise
you end like Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck.
Joy: In "Pirates Of The Caribbean" you act with
Johnny Depp. How did you get along with him?
Orlando: Johnny is one of my idols. He has a kind of acting which
is inimitable. Brad Pitt is similar. Both are really cool. Even more because
they play roles in which they not always look good. I watch them, how they act,
I absorb everything like a sponge. They're definitely idols for me.
Joy: On the flight to St. Vincent, where "Pirates Of The
Caribbean" was shot, you and Johnny Depp are rumoured to have been
Orlando: Well, we weren't exactly sober when we landed. But it was
a friend of Johnny who was so drunk at the arrival that he crawled out of the
Joy: In Malta, you and Brad Pitt visit the pubs.
Orlando: But so far we left the bars upright
Joy: Did you get seasick while shooting the pirate movie?
Orlando: No, I like the sea, I love surfing which I learned while
shooting "Lord Of The Rings" in New Zealand. It was sometimes a bit
crowded on the boats and I got agoraphobia.
Joy: Since playing "Legolas" you are considered a
Orlando: At least it's better than being compared to Quasimodo by
the media (laughs). I try not to take it seriously. And I can still walk down
the streets without being recognized too often. Most of the people know me as
the blonde "Legolas" - and not dark-haired.
Joy: Your father was South-African Anti-Apartheid-Activist and
author Harry Bloom
Orlando: He died at the age of 68 when I was four years old. He
was a great man, he was in jail because of his fight against Apartheid. I'm
very proud of his book "Transvaal Episode".
Joy: Is it a coincidence that you have to fight in every
Orlando: I know. But in "Troy" I play Paris, a lover. I
can lay down the bow and arrow - and get to kiss the beautiful Helen.