Hottest 25 Under 25, from Teen People, April 2002
Typed by Elvulia from the Orlando Bloom Fans
Orlando Bloom - Hottest Adventurer
HOMETOWN: Canterbury, England.
HEAT FACTOR: Maybe you've heard of it--a little movie called The Lord of the
Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, in which Orlando was almost unrecognizable as
the platinum-locked elf Legolas. He followed that up with a role in Black Hawk
PASSIONS: Extreme sports like surfing and snow boarding--"things that give me
an adrenaline kick."
MIRACLE WORKER: A year before filming started on
The Lord of the Rings, Orlando broke his back
when he fell three stories from a window. "They didn't think I would walk again,
and 12 days later, I walked out of the hospital on crutches. My back is a
reminder of how lucky I am."
TATTOOS: Two. The Elvish symbol for nine--the entire Lord of the
Rings fellowship got
them--on his forearm and a tiny sun below his belly button. "You have to be
quite serious about tattoos [because] they're there forever."
UP NEXT: The Kelly Gang with Heath Ledger and the next two installments of
The Lord of the Rings (December 2002 and 2003). "For me, the second and third
books were more exciting. You'll have some great battle sequences."
THE LAST WORD: "I like films that have integrity and a great story. But I
also see myself doing comedy because I think people find me amusing. I can be a
bit geeky, which is what people don't expect."