Orlando Bloom recollects “painful” battles with fame in his 20s
From the Lord of the Rings to the Pirates of the Caribbean Orlando Bloom has starred in a number of blockbusters. However, the 44-year-old actor is not focused on fame.
In a recent feature for The Big Issue, the star shared lessons learned from his career. “In terms of preparing my younger self for ‘fame’, I honestly would just say that you can’t take this stuff seriously,” he stated for the latest issue of Letter to My Younger Self. “And you can’t let it stop you from living your life.”
Looking back at his 20s, Bloom recalled that “even without social media platforms like Facebook and Instagram,” there was so much heat and attention on him. “” I was really good at hiding, “he added.” because I’ve tried really painfully to live without being looked at all the time. “
What advice would he give his younger self? “I would say to my young self, just appreciate it and enjoy it and know that today’s newspaper is tomorrow’s fish and chip paper,” explained Bloom, “especially with those [celebrity] Magazines. ”