Orlando Bloom - Direct hit in your heart, Young Lisa (Germany), January 2003
translated by Loreen and Pip
Give him his blonde wig and Orlando Bloom becomes the Elf Legolas - the most handsome reason
to watch the second part of "The Lord of the Rings".
something went wrong. Originally someone else was supposed to become a
superstar through "The Lord of the Rings", but Elijah Wood plays the
ringbearer as exciting as a rough filament-wallpaper. Bad luck for him! But
there was Orlando Bloom as Legolas:
Long blonde hair, unfathomable
eyes, tender lips. The most handsome Elf in Middle-earth.
For most women he
is the only reason to watch the movie. And even without his blonde wig, the
25-year-old shooting star looks delicious.
Styled dark hair and instead of
suede and a bow, he'd rather wear a nonchalant shirt with his suit. All trendsetters
are dressed like that in the London-quarter Notting Hill where Orlando lives.
For his british fans he's just "Mr. Sex on legs".
Orlando, who grew up in
the small town Canterbury, was an unknown drama student until a call arrived for
him two years ago: "This is Peter Jackson," the director of "The Lord of the
Rings" said. "You got the part of Legolas." And all that just two days
before he was finished with his studies at the "Guildhall School for Music
"I didn't believe how lucky I was until the first scenes were
done", Orlando says. "I was just a student and suddenly I'm standing
in New Zealand learning archery and riding."
Not only has the shooting been adventurous:
In every free minute Orlando used his time to expose himself
to danger. "Surfing, snowboarding! And I did the highest bungee-jump in the
world" he swarms. "Six times!" Without getting hurt. This is an exception:
Nearly every bone in the body of the adrenalin-junkie had been broken. Even
his back. "The doctors thought I could never walk again. But twelve days
after the operation I walked out of the hospital."
Dream job, dream of many
women, guardian angel - unfortunately Orlando isn't that lucky all the time:
His first love didn't survive the 18-months-long shooting. And after some
brief affairs with model Jemma Kid and actress Christina Ricci only his dog
Maude is still waiting for him at home. But Orlando is an actor and knows:
"You are able to impress women with that."
~ Orlando and his movies ~
- In "Black Hawk Down" he has a small part beside Josh Hartnett and
- In "The Kelly Gang" he plays the second leading-role at
the side of Heath Ledger.
- At present he is shooting "Pirates of the
Caribbean" in L.A. with Johnny Depp - his idol.
- In the second (hits the
cinemas on Dec. 18th) and third part of "The Lord of the Rings" you can see
him as Legolas again.