Orlando Bloom received his Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame yesterday afternoon in a ceremony held in the heart of the city. This recognition comes after the actor has appeared in two of Hollywood's biggest franchise of all time, The Lord of the Rings and Pirates of The Caribbean. We have the video highlights from this momentous event, which you can watch here:
" For a kid in London, Hollywood seems like such a mythical place."
The actor stated. Orlando Bloom had only one film credit to his name when he landed the role of Archer Elf Legolas in The Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring. This came two years before he set sail as Will Turner in Pirates of The Caribbean: The Curse of The Black Pearl. Later this year, he will reprise his role as Legolas for the final time in The Hobbit: There and Back Again. And he wrapped his first Broadway role in Romeo and Juliet this past December.
About the choices he's made leading up to receiving the high honor of having a star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame, the actor had this to say,
""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, 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."
About his now iconic role as Legolas, which has spanned five films, Orlando Bloom had this to say,
"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 (Jackson), 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."
What does the future hold for Orlando Bloom?
"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."