14 years have passed since Orlando Bloom first played William Turner in 2003’s Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl, and many things have happened since then, on and off screen. Even though he did not appear in the fourth film of the franchise, Orlando reprises the role from Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales which opens in theaters this Friday.
Because the series had enormous popularity, the 40-year-old man decided that it was time to let his 6-year-old son, Flynn Bloom, to watch the original film.
“I was very reluctant because obviously, you want to keep that normalcy and that dynamic, and I didn’t want him to know what dad did for a while,” Bloom confessed on NBC, during The Tonight Show last Wednesday.
“So, last summer I was in France. It was on a little TV; it wasn’t a big grand screen or anything at all. But I just flicked it on and he was watching it,” Bloom continued.
He recalled the fact that he had a video camera on him while was watching the movie and his son was like “Wait, that’s you! What? That’s you?” Orlando said.
“He was a little disgruntled, which I was freaked out about, because I was like, ‘Wait! I should have spoken to a child therapist before I even thought about doing this.”
He thought that the whole thing was a bad idea, but it turned out that it wasn’t and instead Orlando was proud that his son watched the movie.
He stated that his son kept asking him for how long he can hold his breath under water and if he was able to do that.
He responded to his little one that sure he could and that he can also walk from one side if the ocean to the other. He said that he keeps telling things like this to his son and the little one still believes them.