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Orlando Bloom: ‘The closest I’ve ever come to death? I fell out of a fourth floor window ‘| Life and Style


BOrn in Kent, Orlando Bloom, 44, played Legolas in The Lord of the Rings and Will Turner in the Pirates of the Caribbean movies. His last movie, Retaliation, launches digitally on March 26. He lives in Santa Barbara with his partner, singer Katy Perry, and their daughter; He also has a son with his ex-wife, model Miranda Kerr.

When were you happiest?
When I was about to embark on the filming of The Lord of the Rings, before any kind of fame or notoriety, full of hope and dreams, and the excitement of the adventures that await me.

What is your biggest fear?
I am not a very fearful person, but I am not keeping the promises I make to myself.

What is your first memory?
Harry Bloom, my mother’s husband, came out of his office and said, “Hi Orlando” and smiled. He had just had a stroke and this line of drool came out of his mouth, and it made me feel weird. I must have had three.

What is the trait you most deplore about yourself?
I try to like myself these days.

What is the trait you most deplore in others?
Right.

What was your most embarrassing moment?
When he was four years old, he was on stage, dressed in jumpsuits. I turned away from the audience and scratched my butt, which obviously brought the house down. It mortified me. That probably gave me stage fright, which I’ve been living with ever since.

What is your most prized possession?
My gohonzon, a Buddhist scroll that I sing to every day.

What did you want to be when you were little?
An actor or stuntman: he loved Lee Majors in The fall boy.

What is the worst of someone? he said to you?
A teacher at school said something I don’t want to repeat. I had dyslexia; it was an insult to my intellect.

What do you owe your parents?
Apart from life, they let me be me, they did not intervene and they did not suffocate me.

Who or who is the greatest love of your life?
My son, Flynn, and my daughter, Daisy Dove, a dog named Mighty, and then of course my fiancee.

What was the best kiss of your life?
I had a girlfriend when I was 17 named Debbie – that was a kiss.

What is the closest thing you have? come to death?
At 20, I fell out of a fourth floor window and broke my back. For four days they said that I would never walk again, but I made a miraculous recovery.

When did you last cry, and why?
I lost my poodle, Mighty. He was out of my sight for only seven minutes; He went on an adventure and didn’t come back, and I think he was taken by a coyote. It was horrible, really painful; He taught me about love and loyalty, and how the connection between living things can be.

How often do you have sex?
It’s not enough, even though we just had a baby.

What has been your closest brush with the law?
Transit taxes.

What is your most unpleasant habit?
Since I broke my back I have a prostate problem, so I urinate a lot, sometimes in nature.

What is your favorite smell?
Freshly cut grass.

How would you like to be remembered?
So kind.

What is the most important lesson life has taught you?
Don’t take it personally.

Where would you like to be right now?
Right here: present to the experience of my life.

Tell us a secret
Sadly, I don’t think there is anything that people don’t know about me. 


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