Fan Questions from Official Site, theofficialorlandobloomsite.com, April 2005
April 25, 2005
Question: What are your
top three favorite movies that you just can't say no to
OB: The Duellists (Ridley Scott, dir.), The Hustler
(Robert Rossen, dir.), Taxi Driver (Martin Scorsese, dir.), In the Mood for Love
(Won Kar Wei, dir.).
Question: Do you have
any advice for young people out in the world who might be interested in pursuing
OB: Try to get as much training as possible.
Name: Judi Frazier
City: Los Angeles
tell us about 'Crusade for Charity,' how you came to be involved, and in general
what your work with charities means to you.
OB: I am proud to be
involved with the following charities: Peacegames (www.peacegames.com) Global
Green (www.globalgreen.org) The One Campaign (www.one.org)
City: San Jose, CA
Question: What was
it like working with the gorgeous Eva Green?
OB: Eva is an
incredibly talented and beautiful actress and it was a pleasure to work with
must be pretty weird being famous. What is the best thing about this whole
experience and what do you miss the most about living a normal
OB: Getting to work in an industry that is inspiring and
creatively fulfilling. What I miss most is not being able to people watch while
sitting in a cafe.
Question: Do you feel
that with the release of Kingdom of Heaven, that you reached a new plateau and
place in your life?
OB: No, I still feel like I am very much at the
beginning of my career. I still have a lot to learn, many mistakes to make, and
hopefully a lot more risks to take. Have no expectations!
Name: Jamie Kirkham
City: Salt Lake City
What do you enjoy doing in your spare time?
OB: What spare time? I
like to hang out with my friends and family.
Name: Jill Kirsch
City: Buffalo, NY
Orlando! Which do you prefer, the bow and arrow or
OB: That's a tough one!
Name: Lizzie Palmer
Question: Are you
religious, and if so, did "Kingdom of Heaven" have any impact on
OB: I have been interested in Buddhist philosophy since
college. I could relate to Balian as a man on a journey of spiritual discovery
as he comes of age.
April 19, 2005
City: Baton Rouge
Question: What is your
favorite memory from filming Kingdom of Heaven?
OB: Getting to work
with Ridley Scott on a character that was so unique - Balian is a reluctant hero
who comes of age in a time fraught with political, religious, and spiritual
City: Grove City
Question: Orlando- This
is the first movie in which we see you in the starring role. How was being a
lead character unique from your past movie experiences? Thanks!
was a new pressure since I worked nearly every day. I loved the character, so
this was an exciting new challenge. Getting to play the lead in a Ridley Scott
film so early in my career was an invaluable opportunity that shaped the way I
think about acting.
Question: What's the most
special place (for you) you've ever been to?
OB: Guatemala, Morocco,
Name: Amy S.
City: Bruno, MN
Question: What would you
say has been your greatest accomplishment, as an actor, at this early stage in
OB: Surviving Kingdom of Heaven!
Question: We've all
seen you go from a elf to a pirate to a prince. What would be your choice for a
character you hope to play one day?
OB: The opposite of any of the
above. The same gender though - I don't want to play a princess particularly!
City: Clifton, NJ
Question: Hi Orlando,
My question is; who inspires you in life or work or both?
Question: In keeping with the religious undertones
of KOH, what three people would you choose to sit at your table for your "Last
OB: Paul Newman (both his work and his life), Bono (great
singer and humanitarian) and Nelson Mandela.
Name: rhonda long
City: washington, dc
you weren't an actor, what do you think you'd be doing right now?
Sculptor or photographer.
Name: Clare T
Question: Hey Orlando! Sidi is
a beautiful dog, but I was wondering where the name came from?
Sidiki means friend in Arabic and Sidi means Lord in Moroccan.