Reluctant Heartthrop Orlando Bloom talks to Gotham Magazine about coping with psycho fans, imposter Orlandons on myspace and the challenge of being romantically linked to every girl he is seen with.
G: What’s the most bizarre interaction you’ve had with a fan?
OB: In New York this girl kind of freaked out at me. I was being let out of a building and the security people were saying, “You’ve got to keep moving! You can’t stop! If you stop we’re going to have chaos in here!” But she got kind of aggressive with me and was really angry. She was like, “I’ve been at every premiere and you never say hello.” And it was funny, I felt really upset. I felt bad for her. So I turned around and went over to her and just gave her a hug and said, “It’s cool. I’m sorry you feel let down or disappointed. But the nature of my life is I can’t necessarily stop every time, and it’s not because I don’t want to.” I think she felt a little better afterward, and so did I. And for me, it actually shed a little light on the other side of the coin. Continue Reading.
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G: So many celebs love New York because they can go about their daily lives without being bothered. Is it the same in London?
OB: I think New Yorkers probably think they’re too cool for school, which I love. It’s like London in that way—people don’t tend to jump down your throat.
G: But the British paparazzi are legendary. Do you get harassed?
OB: What are you going to do? It’s part of the job.
****G: Which are worse, tabloids or bloggers?
OB: What’s a blogger?
Read the full interview over at Gotham.