Orlando Bloom may be a single man at the moment, but he still knows how to dole out advice in the love arena. During an appearance on The Graham Norton Show, the Elizabethtown actor shared his most crucial piece of relationship advice with friend and rising star John Boyega, who you know from Star Wars: The Force Awakens. As Boyega tells it, Bloom instilled a piece of knowledge in Boyega right before Star Wars came out, telling Boyega to "secure the love of your life" before becoming famous in Hollywood. And as much as that sounds like good guidance, it's also a little depressing to hear Bloom say that now, at the age of 40, he's been a notable actor for over 20 years now. So, if he really thinks that only true love exists before you're famous... then what does that mean for Bloom himself, who hasn't left the spotlight for over half his life? I hope, for his sake, that what he says is not true.
While on the topic, Bloom also shared a strange interaction he had with a fan after he rose to stardom following his breakout role as Legolas in the Lord of the Rings trilogy. "I was walking through a supermarket buying pasta… and this woman came up behind me, and [the film] had only just released, and she whispered in my ear, ‘Are you my elf?'” he said. Yikes.
While giving out tips on finding love for young actors, Bloom is also eloquently talking about his recent his split from Katy Perry in February. He has been surprisingly open about his post-relationship thoughts. "We’re friends," he told Elle U.K. "It’s good. We’re all grown-up. She happens to be someone who is very visible, but I don’t think anybody cares about what I’m up to. Nor should they. It’s between us. It’s better to set an example for kids and show that [break-ups] don’t have to be about hate."
Watch Boyega, Bloom and Snatched stars Goldie Hawn and Amy Schumer spill all their dating secrets and awkward date stories, below.
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