"I can't live without...", Bravo (Germany), September 10, 2003
translated and scanned by Conny
[This interview seems to use bits from old interviews with the rest being made-up!]
In "Pirates Of The
Caribbean", he's willing to die for a girl - in private, family comes
first for Orlando Bloom (26)! In Bravo,
the Hollywood star tells what really counts for him!
… my loved ones”
The most important thing in my life is definitely my family! I call my
mom Sonia and my sister Samantha at least once a week. The first thing I want to know is how our dog Maude is. Unfortunately I have to work so much at the
moment that I rarely see them… Years ago I thought that the writer Harry Bloom
was my father. He died when I was 4 years old. But when I was on holiday with
my mom when I was 13, she told me that Colin Stone was my biological father.
But I’m seldom in contact with him. And than there’s my girlfriend Kate Bosworth,
… my hobbies”
When I was younger I wanted to become a professional footballer – but I
wasn’t good enough… Today I’m a fan of Manchester United. Since David Beckham
is with Real Madrid, I really like them as well. Apart from that I love fast kinds
of sports like bungee jumping, biking and surfing. And I recently started
… my ‘first times’
I bought my first record in 1982, ‘Thriller’ by Michael Jackson. I just
attended my first concert four or five years ago: Jamiroquai. I still think
that Jay Kay is extremely cool! As soon as
I turned 18 I bought my first car: an old, green VW Golf for about 200
Euro. The first time I was in love was when I was a teenager as well: actress
Linda Evans from ‘Dynasty’…
… my style”
My favourite clothing line is GAP, I even did a commercial for them.
With shoes nothing can beat Converse Chuck Taylors. My favourite ring looks like The
One Ring with an inscription reading, “To wherever it may lead”. A small lapis lazuli pyramid I always have right
beside my bed is my lucky charm.
… my idols”
My greatest idol has always been Johnny Depp! When I heard that he was
playing in Pirates Of The Caribbean I nearly fainted… I also like Edward Norton a lot – I could watch ‘Fight Club’
every day. From the older actors I like Paul Newman the most. Since I’ve
seen ‘The Hustler’ I even play
… my food”
I’m not really picky when it comes to food, as long as it’s without
meat… I mean, I’m a vegetarian, you
know. When I eat out I usually eat noodles or pizza. When I’m in the USA I
always order baked potatoes with herb cream. And there’s another thing none of
my friends understand: I also love porridge oats – not only for breakfast, but also in front of the TV in the
evening … I usually drink coffee while at work, in order to stay awake. At home I always have ‘Dr. Pepper’ –
lemonade in my refrigerator!
… my music and my
When I was a kid I used to love Stephen King’s ‘Stand By Me’. But since
I’m grown up I like more ambitious movies like ‘The Fabulous World Of Amelie’.
Earlier I was able to watch TV, but because of my work I hardly ever have time
to now. Even so I still worship
‘A-Team’ and ‘Knight Rider’! I’m not really up-to-date when it comes to music.
My favourite records are folk music like Ben Harper, David Gray and Bob Dylan.
As long as it’s not aggressive!
… my sins”
two tattoos on my body: a sun on my stomach and the Elvish sign for ‘9’ on my
forearm. I wouldn’t get a tattoo nowadays though! I quit smoking about 2 years
ago, but started biting my nails
instead in order to gain control of my nervousness. A terrible habit!