Wednesday 21 March 2018

Orlando: I want to be in son's life

Orlando Bloom has a son named Flynn
Orlando Bloom has a son named Flynn

A-list Hollywood star Orlando Bloom has said his globe-trotting days may soon be behind him - because he wants his son to be educated in Britain.

The 37-year-old Lord Of The Rings actor recently split from Australian supermodel wife Miranda Kerr, 30, but he insists the couple have put their three-year-old son Flynn first.

And despite skipping between London, Los Angeles and wherever he is working, the Canterbury-born thespian claimed he would like his son to have some experience "living at home, in England".

He told The Times Magazine: "I've lived a very nomadic life, which I enjoy. But now that I have my son it gets a lot more serious - I want to be in his life and have as much input and influence on his as I can."

Describing his break up from Miranda as "amicable", the actor said the couple had done their best to stay together and there was "no harm, no foul" on either side.

Differences between what the pair wanted "from our lives, our work" had become a challenge, he said, before adding his ex is "a very supportive and understanding woman".

He said: "It's ever-evolving, but I've said to her, 'We're going to be in each other's lives for the rest of our lives and we have a child, so it's important to me that we respect each other as we always have and that Flynn feels that and understands that.' There's a deep love between us."

Orlando, who made his name working on blockbuster franchises Lord Of The Rings and Pirates Of The Caribbean, is currently winning rave reviews starring in Romeo And Juliet on Broadway.

But he insists that he has struggled against self-doubt and the dangers of taking himself too seriously.

"As a young actor, I was very self-concious," he said. "I didn't feel worthy - as if I hadn't worked enough for it - even if I had done my time at drama school and worked my a**e off."

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