Orlando Bloom Rules Himself Out of 'Lord of the Rings' Prequel TV Series
Orlando Bloom's career breakthrough came when he played Legolas in Peter Jackson's The Lord of the Rings franchise – a role he reprised a decade later in Jackson's The Hobbit movies.
"I like to think of myself as ageless, but I don’t know where I would fit in that world. As Legolas, they’ve probably got a 19-year-old kid who’s ready to go," Bloom said during a TCA summer press tour event promoting his own upcoming Amazon series, Carnival Row.
Amusingly, Bloom also revealed that he and Jackson actually discussed the prospect of another Lord of the Rings adaptation while making the highly acclaimed film trilogy.
“It’s so funny because I remember being on set with Peter… is it 20 years ago now? He said, ‘Wouldn’t it be fun to think about people doing a remake of Lord of the Rings?’ This was amidst doing this remarkable shot. I [said] that’s never going to happen,” Bloom recalled.
Bloom stars opposite Cara Delevingne and Torchwood/Luther alum Indira Varma in Carnival Row, a fantasy series set in a Neo-Victorian world where humans and creatures co-exist. It's due to debut on August 30, and Amazon has already ordered a second season.
Meanwhile, the latest of addition to the Lord of the Rings franchise has recently found its first cast member: Australian rising star Markella Kavenagh.
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