Orlando/Elijah Article from Topp Magazine (Norway), August 2002
Translated by Ragnhild. Pics from Whatever
Orlando and Elijah had never met before the shooting of LOTR in New Zealand
started, but it did not take long before they and the other guys where best
buddies. Originally Orlando was just an anonymous theatre-actor in
England, while Elijah had started to take the difficult step from child star to grownup star in Hollywood. In a way, Lord of the Rings was the big breakthrough for both of them, and now they have a lot of movie parts to choose
between. When Topp met the guys right after the shoot of LOTR was done, none
of them had any new projects going on. "I really wanna work, so if anyone has
got a good movie part, just contact me", Elijah smiled. But that was then.
Now, after the Lord of the Rings-hype has really gone off, things have
changed. Now both of the guys are two of the most wanted actors, both by the movie companies and the fans. It's not often that they have time or opportunity to
meet, but when they do, there is no lack of joy. And that was something the
viewers of the LOTR premier in London learned. When the boys saw each other they
ran straight into each others arms and hugged big time.
What is it that makes Orlando and Elijah click so well? Why have
they gotten so close? May it be because they are really alike? Just look
-They both have birthdays in January.
-They both have dark,
-They both are extremely popular with the girls.
have acted in commercials.
-Both of them missed their father during their
youth. Orlando's father, Harry, died when Orlando was just 4 years
old. Elijah's father, Warren, never had any contact with his son. "I was
raised by my mother, and that compensated more then enough for the lack of a
father", Elijah says.
-They both love pretty girls.
-Elijah had been
together with the model Bijou Phillips and is currently dating actress
Orlando had been engaged to model Jemma Kidd.
both love dogs. Orlando lives with his dog Maude, and
Elijah has two dogs called Rascal and Levi.
-Both of them have acted with
Josh Hartnett. Elijah in The Faculty, and Orlando in Black hawk Down.
way, it was Josh who taught Elijah how to smoke. Orlando knew that long before
he met Josh...
Now the boys are usually in two different countries. Elijah in
the US and Orlando in England but they keep in touch through the phone and
e-mail. They only wish one thing for the future, and that is to act in more
movies together. And that is exactly what we at TOPP also want.