Saturday, 28 December 2013

Orlando Bloom Took 'Refresher' Training To Reprise Role Of Legolas For The Hobbit

orlando-bloom-red-carpet-germanyThe actor needed to brush up on his bow and arrow skills

Orlando Bloom has revealed that he felt it was necessary to undergo training to reprise his role as Prince Legolas in The Hobbit.

The Pirates of the Caribbean star admitted that to help ease himself back into his Lord of the Rings character he embarked on some "refresher" training ahead of filming for The Hobbit trilogy, paying close attention to his rusty bow and arrow skills.

''I went back and did some training with the bow and arrow, as well as movement training and horse riding," the British actor is quoted by Bang Showbiz as saying.

''I did all the things that I did the first time around. I spent four or five weeks doing that, maybe even six weeks, which was great because it was a refresher and a reminder of what we had done.

"It was a great way into the character. That I was still having fun with a bow and arrow was good.''

Admitting that he had reservations about starring in Peter Jackson's adaptation of The Hobbit because his character Legolas doesn't feature in the book, Orlando revealed that he was glad to be a part of the cast.

"Initially, my thought was, how would Legolas feature because of course he's not part of the book so it was, 'How is that going to work?' But Peter had a very clear vision for the world and how the story would intertwine with Thranduil, my father, so it was exciting," added the actor.


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