Who is Orlando Bloom ? Millions of people could respond quickly, and in more or less detail, to that question. A 44-year-old actor, British by birth and American residence, famous for roles in films such as The Lord of the Rings (where he played the elf Legolas) or Pirates of the Caribbean; with a son, Ben, along with model Miranda Kerr and engaged to singer Katy Perry, with whom he has a seven-month-old daughter, Daisy Dove. That's Bloom, broadly speaking. But there's a lot more of him scratching the surface.
"Sadly, I don't think there's anything about me that people don't know," Orlando Bloom laments in an interview, rather a quick quiz with two dozen quick questions about him. his hobbies, fears and memories, which he has answered for the British newspaper The Guardian this past weekend. If there was anything left to know, Bloom has opened up not only with that newspaper, but also with The Times , which launched a small essay in which Bloom recounted step by step what a normal day in her life is like. Bloom's life doesn't seem too busy without filming — Retaliation is due out on March 26 — and focuses on healthy eating, meditation, and her two children. He tells in The Times that he usually wakes up before Katy Perry and that he spends time with his daughter, saying "Dad loves his Daisy Dove." “So you know who dad is. My daughter's first word was 'Mama', but Daisy said 'Dadda', he proudly recounts in The Times . He assures that after Ben, who is almost 10 years old, being a father again has been "incredible" for him. "This time there is less and more presence," he explained. "As a Capricorn, I love routine, and luckily my partner does too," he explains.
In addition to taking protein and collagen ("very Los Angeles-style, really"), he begins his mornings meditating, with 20 minutes of unforgiving Buddhist chants. He has practiced this religion since he was 16 years old and in fact in the Guardian questionnaire he says that his most precious possession is his Gohonzon, “a Buddhist scroll” with which he prays “every day”. This Buddhist practice has made him more aware of the world and his career, in which "before he was only semi-present", and without it he would have "gotten off the beaten track", he acknowledges. "I've been changing the narrative in my head and I feel like I can be the driver of the wagon." Bloom says that every morning he reads a little about Buddhist topics and then writes it in his Instagram Stories. “Beyond that, I don't look at my cell phone anymore. I don't want to be sucked into the black hole of social networks ”, he confesses.
Then comes a long walk, listen to“ Nirvana or Stone Temple Pilots ”, prepare a more complete breakfast with“ oatmeal, hazelnut milk, cinnamon, vanilla, hazelnuts, goji berries, protein powder and black tea, ”as well as making breakfast for his son Ben if he's with him, because he has joint custody with Kerr. He says that he is almost vegan, "90%", and that when he sees a cow it seems to him a beautiful animal. "At some point we will look back and we will not believe that we used them to eat meat," he reflects. He only grants himself “a nice piece of red meat about once a month.”
For his assignments – ”Zoom lectures, reading scripts” in general and “spending a lot of time dreaming of roles for myself and others, for minorities and women, I want to be everyone's voice ”- he takes a shower and dresses in full:“ I like to make an effort, no sweatpants ”. He also does weights, and cooks on occasion, but he has a team that takes care of it. In addition, he likes to spend time building with Lego, which he took up in confinement, especially creating cars. "The natural method of creating small things makes me feel like I achieve certain achievements," he says. He likes to sleep eight hours, he and the device he uses to monitor his sleep, so he tries to sleep from 11 to 6.30. "Time is precious, I have always given it to other people, but now I have space to dream," he explains.
About Perry, Bloom says he is "super proud" of her for her commitment to the Biden-Harris tandem. He says she is the love of his life, along with his children and his dog, Mighty. And he also confesses that they do not have sex too often: "We have a baby, you know," he confesses to The Guardian . In that same newspaper, he tells that he has always wanted to be an actor or, if anything, a stuntman. Being part of The Lord of the Rings was his happiest moment, “full of hope, dreams and adventures ahead”. And also that the closest he has come to death was when years ago, when he was 21, he fell from a fourth floor, broke his back and for four days he was told that he would never walk again. "But I had a miraculous recovery," he says. Of course, it left certain consequences: "Since then I have certain problems with the prostate and I pee very often, often outdoors." So that later he says that there is nothing left to know about him.