The Ring Bearers, Tiger Beat (US), January 2004
typed by Allie
Two and a half hours of Orlando Bloom and Elijah Wood on the big
screen. Yeah, we can't wait to drool over LOTR: Return of the King
Don't you always wonder if people like Orlando and Elijah (two of
the cutest guys on the planet) who co-star in movies together are
really buds? Us, too. Turns out these two and the rest of the LOTR
cast formed true friendships during their 18 months in New Zealand.
"We actually became a family, and the fellowship that is
represented in the film became a real fellowship." Elijah dishes.
The guys even tried extreme sports together, like surfing and bungee
jumping, when they weren't filming. "I'm a bit of an adrenaline
junkie," Orlando says. Elijah has as much fun and adventure as his
co-star. "We went on surfing trips a lot," he exclaimes.
"You're only young once!" -Elijah
Goofing off away from the set was a part of the whole LOTR
experience. Orlando, Elijah and their hobbit buddies Dominic
Monaghan and Billy Boyd even participated ina celebrity bath tub
race for a charity even. Guess who won? Orly! "The whole experience
has been amazing, living in New Zealand and working with your best
mates around you." he says.
It's been quite a whirlwind for Orlando and Elijah because LOTR made
them household names. Yet the guys appreciate where they came from,
even with all the attention they've been getting. "I credit my mom
and how I was raised." Elijah says. Orlando agrees, "What's really
important are my family, my friends and the people who are closest
POETRY pg. 77
by Alexandra S.
I Love Orlando Bloom
Orlando, I get butterflies in my stomach
Every time I see you
You make my day light up
Whenever I am blue
in all of your awesome movies you starred in
you make me smile and go wild!
I think about you every day
and dream about you every night
because I really want to meet you
and hug you really tight
and be able to go home with
that very single night