By Honey Gillard
ORLANDO Bloom gives ‘Details’ May 2007 issue the juicy ‘details’.
During the interview Bloom speaks of his faith in the religion of ‘Buddhism.
“The philosophy that I’ve embraced isn’t about sitting under a tree and studying my navel, it’s about studying what is going on in my daily life and using that as fuel to go and live a bigger life. When your girlfriend dumps you, when the bill comes through the door, and your mom calls you and tells you she can’t handle the stuff in her life—that’s hell, but that’s just one world. If you are aware of what is going on, then you can grow and use that hunger, that fear.”

The ‘Lord of the rings’ star reveals how he dealt with discovering that his dad was not his actual biological father:
“Think about finding out when you’re 13 that your dad is not your dad. It’s like, okay, take it on the chin and keep going. No choice, really.” (His dad was anti-apartheid lawyer and activist Harry Bloom. His actual father was a friend of the family named Colin Stone.)

We all remember when Bloom was injured and told he might never walk again, and at the young age of 21.  But how did Bloom feel?
“For four days I was thinking this was it, that I would be living my life in a wheelchair, and then I thought, no, and I knew I would walk. I just knew.” Bloom reveals.
The 30-year-old, presently describes himself as “mildly dyslexic” and describes the rough times that he endured with the condition growing up.

“School was a challenge, put it that way,” he said.

On being famous Bloom reveals:

“There’s all this noise that happens. I was 22 when I got The Lord of the Rings. Nobody tells you what it is like to be famous—there’s no guidebook, you know what I mean?”

When he is questioned about his thoughts on the roller coaster ride of his career he states:

“I have the patience to trust my own journey. Life is going to unfold as it should because life always does. If I’m true to myself, then all the rest is like, f*** it, man.”
On turning 30 and for the first time in a decade having nothing to do: “Look, it all felt important, too important, but now I’m in a position to—look, I’m trying not to take myself so seriously, and in not taking myself so seriously, I think I’ll be more serious.”

The issue is to hit stands this week so get out there and read the rest of the ‘Detail’ interview.
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