Bloomin Lovely!, New Woman (Australia), January 2004
typed by Antonia
Spy Hangs out with sexy Orlando Bloom. He's about to appear in the final Lord of the Rings and his recent co-stars
include Brad Pitt and Johhny Depp. Lucky lucky man.
spy: You've come from no where - how did you make it so big?
Orlando: I left my home town of Kent in England at 16 and went to London. The
National Youth Theatre put me on a scholarship, then an agent picked me up
during drama school auditions. I was working in a shop, selling clothes, and I did a couple of jobs like an episode of Casualty (the UK answer to ER). Then
Lord of the Rings came along.
spy: so come on - what was it like working with Johnny Depp in Pirates of the
Orlando: I kept thinking: 'Man, I'm sharing the screen with Johnny Depp. How
did that happen?' Its amazing to work with somebody you admire and for them to
surpass your expectations. It was interesting to observe how he goes about his
craft. He's so grounded.
spy: Did he or Brad, your co-star in Troy, give you any tips?
Orlando : There is one thing Johnny said. We were working on this big budget
film and they were throwing money at everyone and i said how mad it was. He
said: 'Your right, its crazy. One thing i can tell you is that privacy and
security become really expensive.' He's got a family he needs to make sure are
cool and not going to get harassed. That made sense.
spy: Do you get a lot of fan mail?
Orlando: Hundreds of letters a week. Its crazy. Don't get me wrong, its
flattering but I've got sack-loads. The fact that fans write are so sincere is
spy: Any weird ones?
Orlando: I've had a couple, but I don't think they're too bad - just a little
spy: So what do you do when your not working?
Orlando: I spend some time with guys I used to hang out with. I'm also trying
to buy a house, which is so stressful. There are all these things you have to
think about, like people gazumping you. It's costing more than I can afford.
spy: What are all these rumours of you going out with Blue Crush's Kate Bosworth?
Orlando: [smiles] I've had a lot of people call up and say 'Are you dating this
person?' And I'm like 'I don't think I've even met them.'
spy: So you're not saying anything?