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Orlando Bloom Reveals Why He Still Hates Having Made ‘Troy’

He found the role so uncomfortable that he tries not to think about the movie at all.

Orlando Bloom recently shared why he dislikes remembering his part in the 2004 movie ‘Troy.’

Bloom told Variety that he enjoyed many of his other acting projects, but ‘Troy’ brings back feelings he would rather forget.

During Variety’s ‘Know Their Lines’ video series, Bloom struggled to remember lines from his character Paris. He mistook them for lines from other films he’s starred in. He then openly admitted he was forcing the memory of ‘Troy’ out of his mind:

“Oh my god, ‘Troy.’ Wow. I think I just blanked that movie out of my brain by the way. So many people love that movie, but for me playing that character was just like [slits throat]. Am I allowed to say all of these things? I didn’t want to do the movie. I didn’t want to play this character.”

He Thinks It Was Against His Persona

Bloom said he’s aware of the film’s success. Still, he found it hard to connect with Paris. He recalled that he felt this way during a particular scene:

“The movie was great. It was Brad [Pitt]. It was Eric [Bana] and Peter O’Toole. But how am I going to play this character? It was completely against everything I felt in my being. At one point it says Paris crawls along the floor having been beaten by somebody and holds his brother’s leg. I was like, ‘I’m not going to be able to do this.’ One of my agents at the time said, ‘But that’s the moment that will make it!’ And I completely fell for that line of an agent. I think that’s why I blanked that from my mind.”

‘Troy’ loosely follows the story from Homer’s ‘Iliad.’ It was a big hit and a key part of Bloom’s success right after his roles in ‘Lord of the Rings’ movies and the first ‘Pirates of the Caribbean.’

You can watch the rest of the interview below.

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