Donít Miss, Young Miss (Germany), August 2003
scan and translation by Conny
Orlando Bloom, 26
Ym: Youíve become famous by playing an elf in "Lord Of The Rings", and now youíre a
pirate in "Pirates Of The Caribbean". Which role suits you better?
OB: Iíve enjoyed being a perfect being for 1 Ĺ years. Iíve never had as clean
fingernails as while I was Legolas (laughs). But pirates are more like the rock stars
of the 18th century. They know how to have fun! Thatís very much like my own love
YM: So youíre into action in private life as well?
OB: Iím an adrenalin junkie, I like reaching my limits. I love snowboarding,
skydiving, surfing, mountain biking, bungee jumping, Ö
YM: Is adrenaline your only drug?
OB: Yes, and itís dangerous enough.
OB: Well, yes, sometimes. Thereís hardly a bone I havenít broken yet: I broke my
leg in a motorcycle accident, the other one and some ribs during horseback riding,
nose, arm and wrist during snow boarding. But thatís not the worst. 5 years ago my
back got badly injured during an accident. Since then I donít consider myself
YM: What happened?
OB: I wanted to be cool and tried to climb onto the roof terrace of a friend of mine
from a window on the 3rd floor. But I lost my grip and fell down 15 meters. The
doctors thought Iíd never walk again. But two weeks later I could feel my legs
again. Iíve been very lucky.
YM: Was that some kind of rebirth for you?
OB: Yes, you can say so. Iím more aware of things since that, pay more attention to
the things I do to my body Ė or the things I put into it. Iím a vegetarian and I'd rather drink tea than alcohol. I get my adrenalin boost in my job as well. I was
able to jump from a 30 m high cliff for Wolfgang Petersenís new movie "Troy". That
was almost the best thing about the whole shooting. Except my film partner Brad
Pitt, of course.