Orlando Bloom Interview, Ciak (Italy), January 2004
translated and scanned by Tina
The event: Orlando goes†to (Troy) war. Mister Nobody becomes a star. He
faintly smiles while heís playing†the
handsome Paris. Heís looking for a true
He is called Orlando Boom,
with a mixture of astonishment and respect.
He was unknown and now he is a global idol. The world
teenagersí pastime is clicking on his websites.
- How is your life today ?
- Itís†amazing, and frantic.
- What is its biggest surprise?
- I attended Acing School for three years and I experienced the nightmare
of every actor : the difficulty to play a role. Now I have to protect myself
- What is the darkest side of success?
- The photographers : they are more dangerous than goblins and trolls.
- Would you like to be regarded as the next Johnny Depp or the next
- Iím only the old Bloom .
- What haven't you been able to do on the big screen yet?
- A good kiss. There was an opportunity in the end of Pirates of the
Caribbean, but a very Disney-styled†kiss. As if the director had thought: ĒWe have to stop before making the
- Who is the best actor†of Lord of
- Mortensen and McKellen†are
marked characters, but the best of the trilogy is that all the characters have
their moment, and grow up during the three movies.
- Whatís so special about Legolas ?
- He is the symbol of the Elves. Blond hair, blue eyes, the pointed ears. He is an Angelic spirit, itís an example for everybody. And he
moves as a Super Hero (in comics). In the Return of the King, Peter Jakson created a scene for me with Mumakill that was worthy of Spiderman .
- Are you frightened by your teenager fansí idolatry?
- I embody a necessity†in spite of
me. A young actor has always existed as a sort of model or guidance. I have never
thought to be an object of†desire .
- Dominic Monaghan (Merry) said you are actually Ēa sexy mother f*er† ď.
- I like that, I heartily return it, Merry is the sexiest of the hobbits
- Could Peter Jackson be an honorary elf?
- No, he couldnít. Peter is a hybrid between a hobbit and a wizard.
- Now you are playing Paris in ďThe Trojan War ď, haven't you had enough with
- Why? Itís fun to wear costumes and it helps to act. Itís cool.
- What is acting for you?
- Itís like marching. It isnít