The British heartthrob has cemented his status as one of the biggest stars in Hollywood, but has kept his feet firmly on the ground. Even though he has enjoyed fame and fortune and is married to supermodel Miranda Kerr, Orlando insists he does his best to remain out of the limelight. The 34-year-old loves his job, but wishes people would focus on his acting talents rather than his private life.
“I want to take work seriously, but don’t want to take myself seriously. There is work and then everything else in my life,” he told the British edition of Glamour magazine. “I enjoy filming and acting – the red carpet stuff, not so much. I think it’s dangerous if you start taking yourself too seriously.”
Orlando – who has appeared in franchises including The Lord of the Rings and Pirates of the Caribbean – has revealed he still has to work hard to land movie parts. The star insists he must impress movie bosses in order to win roles because there are so many other gifted actors in the industry.
“I’ve pretty much auditioned for every part I ever got,” he added. “There are loads of talented guys out there and the competition is stiff. I think competition is a healthy thing.”