Quick Chat With MTV, from MTV.com May 2002
MTV asked newcomer and Best Breakthrough Performance
Male nominee Orlando Bloom about how it felt to do the monumental Lord of the
Rings as his first real acting gig.
Orlando Bloom: It was my
Iann Robinson: Talk about trial by fire.
Orlando Bloom: Yeah, absolutely, baptism by fire. It was like I
was thrown into it, but I was given so many opportunities to sort of explore the
areas of my character that I needed in order to kind of make him real. For Pete
[Peter Jackson, LOTR's director] to have had the confidence in me, gave
me the confidence to go ahead. The first thing they did was stick a bow in my
hand, and I started doing archery training and through that I found the
character. I found exactly what I wanted him to look like.
Robinson: Your Legolas was great cause he's pissed.