V Graham Norton Show Transcript July 8, 2003|
transcribed by Luthien
Graham Norton: …
Please welcome – Orlando Bloom is here!
Bloom! Very good! Sit yourself down.
Graham: Hello – how
are you – alright?
Graham: You look
Graham: Oh yes
because you’re there with ‘ The Brad Pitt’!
Orlando: I am yeah,
Graham: This is
Graham: I'll tell
you what – we’ll talk about Troy later, because well, you’re here to talk to us
about Pirates of the Caribbean: the Curse of the Black Pearl.
Orlando: I know!
Graham: Arr! [To
audience] and you wondered why I was
doing all that – why’s he being a pirate – this is why! [To Orlando] And this one is you and Johnny
Depp… it’s the big, summer, blockbuster movie, it’s Disney, its…
Orlando: …so much
fun – it’s a pirate movie!
Graham: Well I’ll
tell you what – well lets see a little clip, this is kind of a good old
swashbuckling bit, I don’t think it needs anything, oh well you know the clip –
it’s yourself and Johnny Depp,
Orlando: Oh doing
the fight thing…
Graham: Yeah, well
it doesn’t need anything, it’s just…
Orlando: … it’s
just a sort of fight…
Graham: … it’s just
fighting, that’s what it is!
Orlando: A couple
of fight roles, that’s it!
Graham: Yes and you
can talk us through how you did it all afterwards, hmm, Ok!
Orlando: Yeah my
motivation and stuff!
Graham: Here you
are fighting in Pirates of the Caribbean: the Curse of the Black Pearl.
[Shows clip of
Orli and Johnny Depp fighting]
Graham: Very good!
So how much of that is real, because while we were watching it you were saying
‘oh that really happened’ and dah dah da.
So all that bouncing and jumping…
Orlando: Oh well, I
mean you’re wired and everything, but yeah, we were doing all that.
Graham: But it
really is you?
yeah, yeah. That’s actually a huge
sequence in the movie; it was a really intimidating thing to have to go
through, learning that fight routine because it’s like four minutes long, you
know, and just when I arrived, the stunt guys showed us, like a vide, a DVD
recording of what it was like, to show the director and everyone, and it was
like four minutes long and they had all these sequences of us flying through
the air an dup and down on horses and everything, you know – there’s crazy
stuff going on in that scene and I was like ‘you want me… to do that?!’! I was sort of, it was very intimidating, but
it kind of worked, and Johnny made it really fun, as well, because he’s kind of
got this incredible character going for this movie…
he’s quite camp in this film, isn’t he?
that’s sort of like, part of it!
Graham: And I’m
saying that [he’s camp]! Yeah, but he
is quite kind of arch in it -
Orlando: he is –
he’s kind of got this drunken, sea-legged, Keith Richards kind of twisted
pirate thing going, which is brilliant, because it kind of makes for an odd
couple – I kind of play the straight guy, which is sort of what was there, and
he plays… I don’t know where he pulled that from – in the darkest crevices of
his mind, that sort of character – it’s sort of what Johnny does really well,
and it’s amazing to work with him to sort of see him do it.
Graham: I haven’t
seen you since the last time you were on the show, and you were the last ever
‘So…’ one, the weekly one we used to do.
And you were on with Cybil Shepherd,
Orlando: That was
Graham: Yeah, she
liked you a lot!
did! She had my Legolas doll – this was
so funny – she had my Legolas doll between her buxom bosoms, and if you squeeze
the legs, it makes the arrow arm go off, and she was doing that…! My mum was
like ‘hmm, that was an interesting show’!
Graham: She didn’t
hunt you down like a dog in the corridor afterwards, did she?
Graham: No -
because you were faster than that!
run, run, run!
Graham: ‘He didn’t
seem to wait for his taxi – he just left! I don’t know where he is’!
Orlando: ‘I’ll take
Graham: It’s fine,
it’s fine! Now, the new Lord of the
Rings, it’s out in…
and now, you’ve mentioned ‘Legoloss’, ‘Legolass’, doll, and now for the second
movie, they went a bit mad and bought out this special edition collector’s
Graham: … this is I believe, over £30, there you are!
Orlando: I haven’t seen that either!
Graham: I don’t
think they saw you either!
[Orli sucks in
his cheeks and pulls a face]
it’s uncanny, the resemblance is uncanny! But for a lot of your fans – and I
say a lot of your fans – last time you were on, you had 29,000 fan sites
dedicated to you on the internet, now, nearly two years later, there are
377,000 sites dedicated to you on the internet! They like you! They live
alone and they like you!
Orlando: They have
nothing better to do!
Graham: But now,
this is sweet, so they couldn’t afford this, right, so, I don’t know if you’ve
seen this, but after the show you’ll probably sue them and shut it down, but…
Graham: No no, now
Orlando: I haven’t
seen any of this!
Graham: No, it’s
not bad. But they’ve bought this out –
it’s a Legolas paper doll, and there you are, and then
Graham: And all
these different costumes, and you can print them off, here you go, there you
are, this is the attention to detail – yep, apparently Legolas has green
trunks, and you have red trunks! And you see, I thought, I thought…
they’ve got the position of my sun tattoo and everything!
Graham: Well you
see, I thought you just had a bit of scabby ringworm or something!
Orlando: Its crazy,
and they’ve got the position of my elven tattoo.
Graham: Isn’t that good, isn’t that good! Also terrifying in a
stalky kind of way, but, you know, credit where it’s due, that’s very good.
Listen, I must just ask you, when you were growing up, did your parents, you
know, because obviously you’ve been in these two real fantasy films now, kind
of fairytales and stuff – Lord of the Rings and Pirates of the Caribbean – did
your parents ever tell you stuff when you were growing up which you believed?
Orlando: What like
Father Christmas or something?
Graham: That kind
questions audience then goes to break]
back! And I’m in the presence of Orlando Bloom! Now, Pirates of the Caribbean: the Curse of the Black Pearl –
it’s quite a catchy title isn’t it – the premiere’s next week, but it doesn’t actually
open until, it’s the 8th August, isn’t it?
Orlando: Yeah, the
august – mere mortals can go and see it. This week, celebrities!
Orlando: Can you
Graham: No, I’m
working! I’m doing this!
Graham: When is it?
Orlando: It’s on, Monday night.
night. You never know, might. Now, what’s it like, doing – because we’ve
seen so many pictures of Brad Pitt, in a skirt, on his mobile phone, are there
paparazzi just all over the set?
Orlando: Umm, there’s a few, they’re kind of clued into it over
there for films and stuff – Gladiator was filmed over there – so I suppose,
there’s quite a few people snooping around.
Graham: Ok, and he
plays Achilles, doesn’t he – this is all Greek…
Mythology. And you play the man who
steals Helen of Troy – Paris.
Graham: Who’s Helen
Orlando: Diane Kruger.
Graham: Who’s she?
Orlando: She’s this
new… she’s sort of done some stuff… she’s just started, but she’s relatively
new – she’s beautiful – she’s the face that launched a thousand ships!
Graham: That’s good
– some old dog: ‘Hullo’! You’re looking
at a picture… ?!
Orlando: She’s great, she’s great.
congratulations, because in the new movie, in Pirates of the Caribbean, you
finally get a bit of romance, you haven’t had a lot of that in your roles so
Orlando: No, I haven’t – I’ve been going more for the all boy
Graham: Yes, lots
of all boy action…
Graham: … Oh – I
thought you looked familiar!
Graham: But they
were the first kind of kissy scenes you’ve done.
Orlando: I did a bit of kissing in Ned Kelly, actually,
Graham: Oh right.
Orlando: Which is
going to be out, I think, next year, and that was over in Australia… but this
was my first kind if kissy stuff.
Graham: So do
people kind of give you advice, and stuff, or do you kind of just go for it?
Orlando: You sort
of just give it a go really! It’s definitely a sort of nervous thing, because
you’re sort of like – to tongue or not to tongue, should it be real or
shouldn’t it be!
Graham: And does
the director kind of say, oh slip her a bit of tongue, or do they just play
mind games with you?
Orlando: No – it sort of depends – this is a Disney movie, and
I’m kissing Keira Knightly, so it’s a nice, big, romantic, wet kiss, but
nothing too intense. But I suppose it’s
more of a question you have with the person you’re kissing, as opposed to the
director, because the director’s going to go, ‘yeah, sure, you can slip her
anything you like in!’ but the actress might have more of an issue1
shows Orli a book on French Kissing, and Orli doesn’t talk for a few
minutes. He does say:]
Orlando: My first kiss was like that (hides head in hands). I was twelve… I didn’t know what to do with
resumes after reading about ‘What can go
wrong during a French Kiss’]
Orlando: I wonder what Keira would have said: ‘ Sorry love –
you’re tongue is just too long!’
tongue, no, its too long’
Orlando: ‘Director, tongue too long! I can’t work with this!’
Graham: ‘I can’t
Orlando: ‘Where’s my agent?’
Graham: ‘Hey, who
cast this guy with the long tongue? – It’s a nightmare, it’s a nightmare!’ Now, Orlando, you are about to hit the big
screen playing the swashbuckly man. In
the end, there’s a lot of looking for a goldy thing, the treasure, the
medalliony thing. So in your honour,
what we thought we’d do, we’d invite one member of the audience to try and find
a hidden treasure…
treasure game with audience. At the end
of the show]
That’s it for tonight – a big thanks to our guest star, Orlando Bloom.