BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. – When "Carnival Row" star Orlando Bloom posted a trailer on Instagram for the upcoming Amazon series featuring his character saying, "I am the light," he got a positive social-media response from a very important person: his fiancée, Katy Perry.
"Light worker," the singing star and "American Idol" judge commented, drawing on light as a positive attribute.
"She loves it," Bloom says of Perry's response to "Carnival Row," a gritty fantasy series that merges mythical creatures, immigration metaphors, urban crime and a love story. (It streams Aug. 30.)
Bloom, 42, speaking to USA TODAY after a Television Critics Association panel Saturday that also featured co-star Cara Delevingne, described the light in his character, Detective Rycroft Philostrate, who appears shrouded in secrecy and some darkness.
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"Light can come from within. It can be something that is a truth, there's an integrity, an honor. It can be hidden and guarded, but ultimately it's something that's in him and is something we mine," he says.
The English actor, who proposed to Perry, 34, on Valentine's Day, is finding a version of that light in the recent mending of the feud between Perry and fellow music superstar Taylor Swift.
Responding to the feud, he says, "When we live in a world where there's so much conflict, we want peace and we want unity and we want everyone to get along and appreciate one another, so I'm all for the joy of union and happiness and people getting along."
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Speaking of unions: Have they set a wedding date? Bloom returned to the "Carnival Row" theme.
"We're in the wonderful process of doing all the very important and necessary loving and healing work to create a foundation that will enable us to be light workers."
This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Orlando Bloom on 'loving, healing' with fiancee Katy Perry