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“I just erased that movie from my brain”: Orlando Bloom hated playing this character

While Orlando Bloom has fond memories of directing sagas like Lord of the Rings and Pirates of the Caribbean, it’s a completely different story when it comes to Wolfgang Petersen’s 2004 historical epic, Troy.

In an interview for Variety’s “Know Their Lines” video series, Orlando Bloom He didn’t recognize one of the lines spoken by his character, Paris, in the movie. He admitted that he had mostly erased the film from his mind.

Oh my god, Troy. wow In fact, I think I just erased that movie from my brain.”– he said with a laugh. “A lot of people love this movie, but for me, playing this character was similar. Am I allowed to say all this? I didn’t want to make a movie. I didn’t want to play this character. The movie was great.

He continued: “It was Brady. It was Eric and Peter O’Toole. But how am I going to play this character? It went completely against everything I felt inside. At one point it was written that Paris had to crawl on the ground after beating someone and had to hold her brother’s leg. I was like, ‘I couldn’t do it.’ One of my agents at the time said, “But that’s the moment that makes all the difference!” I was completely deceived by this agent’s proposal. I think that’s why I deleted it from my mind“- he concluded with a smile.

released in the summer of 2004, Troy It earned almost 500 million dollars at the worldwide box office. loosely based Iliad About Homer, the film featured a spectacular cast including Brad Pitt, Eric Bana, Peter O’Toole, Diane Kruger, Brian Cox, Sean Bean, Brendan Gleeson, Orlando Bloom So who was the rising star of the moment then and many more. Recall that his character, Paris, was a Trojan prince whose affair with the beautiful Helen (Diane Kruger) caused the famous war of the same name.

Troy He really came to a decisive moment in his careerOrlando BloomAs he was coming off a successful trilogy Lord of the Rings And also starred in the first blockbuster Pirates of the Caribbean.

Brad Pitt to Save Diane Kruger

Diane Kruger made headlines last fall when it was revealed that the shooting Troy was “Exciting, but it was a circus. The sets were huge, with paparazzi flying in helicopters waiting for Brad Pitt. That was crazy!”– he said. “When the film came out, the German press was very, very hard on me. They found my father, whom I haven’t seen since I was 13 years old. They made up stories. It was really difficult.

The actor added that at the film’s Cannes premiere, he felt “Very vulnerable and very sad“.

I thought, “Will it be like this forever? I can’t handle it.’ Brad could see that I was nervous“, she said. “He came into my room and said, “I heard some things and I want you to know that you are one of us now. Don’t let them get to you. He was incredibly kind. It really changed a lot for me.

Troy is currently streaming on Netflix.

Watch Orlando Bloom tackle his iconic lines in Variety’s full “Know Their Lines” video below:

Source: Allocine

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