Orlando Bloom Interview, About.com, Decemebr 5, 2003
Normally some of the first questions you ask an actor at a movie premiere have
to do with their character development, what attracted them to the project, etc.
etc. etc. Those types of questions were pretty much useless when it came to
interviewing Orlando Bloom and Liv Tyler (and the rest of “The Lord of the Rings” cast) at the movie’s
North American Premiere.
Instead of the customary questions, time with the stars was better spent
finding out about how they’ll remember their Middle Earth experiences.
ORLANDO BLOOM (‘Legolas’):
What are you going to miss the most of your whole Middle Earth
I think I’m going to miss my time in New Zealand. It was
really a coming-of-age period for me. I kind of reconnected with nature and the
environment. All of that has lead to me sort of being reconnected with the
environment, which is a really important thing for keeping my head level, you
What about the bonds that you’ve formed?
[I’ll miss] my friends.
Probably more important was the fellowship in terms of like the friendships we
made, the connection we made with each other. You don’t make friends like that
that easily. These are people who I will love and be friends with for life.
Do you ever think about the fact that people will still be watching these
movies 40 or 50 years from now?
You know what? I feel very privileged to
be a part of this for that reason. The fact that you can be part of a movie
that, I think, will still stand up in 40 or 50 years time. However much film
advances and technology advances, I think “Lord of the Rings” will always stand
alone as the great blockbuster independent that it is, if you know what I mean.
Is there one day of filming that as soon as you think about making these
movies, you think about that one day?
The first day - because I was
What do you think about Peter Jackson’s chances for an Oscar this
This movie was made with all the love in the world, and all the
right energy. I think the way that the fans are responding is probably enough
for Peter. But it would be lovely for people to really give him that respect.
But you know, it’s the movie business and it’s not really about that. To me, it
would be great. He’s an amazing [director]. He certainly deserves it but you
know, it’s one of those things, isn’t it?
Did you ever wake up and wonder what the heck you’d gotten yourself
Many, many an occasion but never with any real seriousness because
I always knew that Peter Jackson and “The Lord of the Rings” were always going
to be a quiet phenomenon, and I was very privileged to be a part of them.
Do you have a favorite moment from the trilogy?
You know, one of my
favorite moments is when the Fellowship passes over the hill in “The Fellowship
of the Ring.” You see us go between those two boulders and it’s a real sense of
fellowship and friendship and companionship, and I love that moment. Seeing them
for the first time.
Now that it’s over, what was the most challenging scene to film?
all blurred into one big challenge to be totally honest. I can’t really pick out
any one moment.