Orlando Bloom Nabs Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame
Honored for his fantastic acting chops, Orlando Bloom received the esteemed reward of having his name emblazoned upon the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Wednesday (April 2).
Swaggering into the red carpet affair wearing a skinny blue suit, the "Desolation of Smaug" superstar held his award while standing on his star, grinning from ear to ear as the photos were snapped.
In related news, the 37-year-old hunk went into an interview with Variety, reflecting on his upstart career, saying, "I would say that I’m more conscious now than I have been. As a young actor, I found myself in all these movies at once, with two big trilogies, and a Cameron Crowe film ('Elizabethtown'), and working with Ridley Scott a couple of times ('Kingdom of Heaven,' 'Black Hawk Down'), I was on this sort of rocket to the moon, as it were. It was all just sort of happening in front of me and I was jumping into everything. I'm much more strategic now than I've ever been before, much clearer about the kinds of movies I like to watch, and the ones that play to my strengths."
Describing his role as the world's favorite Sylvan Elf in Peter Jackson's Tolkien adaptations, Orlando said, "Legolas was a fantastic character, and the opportunity to come back was really attractive. I was a little anxious as to how some of the fans would respond, because you have those fans who are real purists. But because Legolas wasn’t featured in the book, I saw it as an opportunity to create a backstory, if you like, for this character who would go on to become the one we see in 'The Lord of the Rings.' And that was fun, it was liberating. I’m not that much older, and the way Peter, Fran (Walsh) and Philippa (Boyens) conceived of it, it gave me the opportunity to explore other sides of the character that I hadn’t touched on in the first trilogy.
Discussing his career's future, Orlando concluded, "I am currently reading a lot of different material. There are a couple of things coming into shape, but nothing I want to talk about just yet. At the moment it’s just a process of developing and bringing the characters into place in my mind, so that once the project falls into place I know exactly what to do with it."
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