Orlando Bloom plays 'big spoiled brat' in 'The Three Musketeers'
In a recent interview for his latest film, 'The Three Musketeers,' Orlando Bloom describes his character, Duke of Buckingham, as a "big spoiled brat" and explains how his costume helped him get into the role.
"One of the things that most attracted me to the project was that, you know, Jeremy [Bolt, the producer] and Paul [W.S. Anderson, the director] had thought of me for Buckingham. It was great because I get to be a cattish, rakish, rogue," Bloom said in an interview provided by Summit Entertainment. "He's a great kind of rascal of a character, a lot of fun."
"He's kind of like a big spoiled brat," Bloom added.
The movie is based on the classic Alexandre Dumas tale and is about of a young man named D'Artagnan, played by Logan Lerman, who travels to Paris to become a fighter sworn to protect the French monarchy. Bloom's character Buckingham, who -- alongside Christoph Waltz as Cardinal Richelieu and Milla Jovovich as Milady de Winter -- plans to engulf Europe in a war. The movie also stars Matthew Macfayden, Ray Stevenson and Luke Evans as the titular Three Musketeers Athos, Porthos and Aramis.
Orlando Bloom is known for his work in period piece and fantasy films like "Pirates of the Caribbean" and "Lord of the Ring" franchises, so the actor has experience working with heavily costumed characters.
Bloom said he had done a lot of work to prepare for the role, but the costume helped him get into character.
"We had a great rehearsal period and I had kind of done some work on the characters, the voice, the movement, the physicality and stuff," Bloom said. "Then I got into my costume and found out that was doing it for me. The only thing you don't do is ruin it because the costume is doing most of the work," he added.
The actor also talked about a moment he had with the film's director, Paul W.S. Anderson. The director is married to Bloom's co-star in the film Milla Jovovich and in 2007, the couple welcomed their daughter named Ever Gabo Anderson.
"He [Anderson] was saying that since he had his daughter, how she really influenced his career," Bloom said. "How he felt that she had been, in part, a big reason for doing this movie because of the romance and the heroism of this movie. I think is something that he knew would really speak to Ever."
Bloom added, "Since he's been raising her, it's something that's sort of starting to appeal to him and I think that's a really good reason to make a movie like this."
"The Three Musketeers" film was shot in 3D and was released on October 21. Check out a trailer for the film below.