Orlando Bloom on fatherhood and Elvish tattoo
March 11th, 2011
01:30 PM ET

Orlando Bloom on fatherhood and Elvish tattoo

Orlando Bloom is bracing himself for a very exciting year. Besides being a first-time dad, he's about to appear on 450 movie screens in a live Shakespeare broadcast and is also contemplating getting a new tattoo.

Bloom and supermodel wife Miranda Kerr welcomed son Flynn in January and the actor says he couldn't be happier. "I'm 34 and it’s great timing actually," he tells the Hollywood Reporter. "It's the best thing. I can highly recommend it."

Playing dad may be a breeze, but he admits he's terrified about his next role: starring as Romeo opposite Anika Noni Rose's Juliet in a Los Angeles Philharmonic Shakespeare production that will be broadcast live into movie theaters March 13.

"We're doing the balcony scene. It’s a quick romantic engagement," says Bloom, who admits that the very thought of the live simulcast "terrifies me. I'm going to try not to think of it."

Bloom will find himself in more familiar territory when he reprises his "Lord of the Rings" role as Legolas in "The Hobbit," which is about to begin filming in New Zealand. The Brit and his "LOTR" co-stars previously sealed their bond by getting tattoos of the Elvish word for "nine" — a reference to the number of members of the Fellowship — and Bloom says he wouldn't rule out getting inked again.

"I wouldn't say no," he says, "but I don't know what that would look like you know."

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  1. Have I got a wenus for you

    That kid has an old fat man in his closet.

    March 14, 2011 at 7:22 am | Report abuse |
  2. D

    Their kids name sounds more like a girls name..

    March 14, 2011 at 1:31 am | Report abuse |
  3. Sigmund Sea Monster

    c~bud, honey, you're the gay one! I know you'd rather munch on a beefstick than eat a tuna taco! Just lube yourself realgood and bend over!

    March 13, 2011 at 5:31 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Elvis

    So nice of Orlando to get a tattoo of me! Go to any NASCAR event, and you'll find hundreds!

    March 13, 2011 at 8:13 am | Report abuse |
  5. c~bud

    I didn't read the article, butt sounds GAY!

    March 12, 2011 at 10:38 am | Report abuse |
  6. c~bud

    Elvish? Sounds gay.

    March 12, 2011 at 10:37 am | Report abuse |
  7. jbrown

    Not only is he good lookin, but he's nice and charming as well

    March 12, 2011 at 1:00 am | Report abuse |
  8. D

    Sorry I just don't see the attraction...

    March 11, 2011 at 11:17 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Club Muddy Helmet

    Mmmm...yummy starfish.

    March 11, 2011 at 8:51 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Zeta

    I totally agree! I'm glad he's happy with his newest role as a husband and father. Totally a yummy package!

    March 11, 2011 at 3:22 pm | Report abuse |
  11. cxd207

    Lord, he is hot.

    March 11, 2011 at 2:20 pm | Report abuse |

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