Orlando Bloom Thinks He's Too Old to Be in Amazon's 'Lord of the Rings' Series
Don't expect to see Orlando Bloom notching arrows as Legolas in Amazon's upcoming "Lord of the Rings" series.
"I remember being on set with Peter [Jackson] ... 20 years ago now? And he was saying, ‘Wouldn’t it be funny to think about when they’ll want to do a remake of Lord of the Rings?'" the actor recalled.
"We were in the midst of this remarkable shoot and I said, ‘No! That’s never going to happen.’ And here I am, working for Amazon and they’re redoing it. It’s great.”
However, if fans are hoping Bloom will be back as Legolas — well, it's unlikely due to the series' time period. It takes place during the Second Age and while J.R.R. Tolkien never gave an age for the character, the prevailing theory is that he was born in the latter part of that era.
"I mean look, I don’t know how they’re going to approach it. I haven’t had any conversations about this. I fell that I have done everything…Coming back to be on 'The Hobbit' was a really wonderful little tip from Peter that he wanted me to come into that and it made a lot of sense," Bloom noted.
"I like to think of myself as ageless but I don’t know where I would fit into that world. If you’re saying as Legolas, they’ve probably got some 19-year-old kid who is ready to go.”