If you recall, Orlando Bloom made waves back in 2016 when photos emerged of him paddleboarding naked while on vacation with then-girlfriend, Katy Perry.
Naturally, the penis pic nearly gave everyone a heart attack, thanks to the *ahem* generous shadow. The photo was even dubbed as one of the most memorable thirst traps of 2016 (by yours truly, but hey, it counts).
Bloom was fairly quiet about the photos immediately following his vacation, but in a recent interview with Elle UK, he finally decided to open up about enjoying leisure activities in the nude.
First off: Bloom begins the interview with the very promising statement: “ARE WE GOING TO TALK ABOUT MY PENIS?”
(Obviously, he is joking, but I like to imagine a world in which he’s actually very eager to discuss his genitals with the press.)
Jokes aside, Bloom says that he was truly shocked by the reactions to the photos. “I wouldn’t have put myself in that position if I’d thought it would happen.”
He says that he and Perry were on a private island, which gave him the (apparently false) impression that paddleboarding naked was a good idea. “We’d been completely alone for five days,” he says. “Nothing around us. There was no way anyone could get anything. So I had a moment of feeling free.”
Which really illustrates the difference between myself and Orlando Bloom, I think. When I’m “feeling free,” I go to Sephora and ask for as many damn perfume samples as I want. When Orlando Bloom is “feeling free,” he whips out his penis.
As for his recent breakup with Katy Perry, Bloom is very civilized about the whole thing.
“It’s good. We’re all grown-up. She happens to be someone who is very visible, but I don’t think anybody cares what I’m up to. Nor should they. It’s between us. It’s better to set an example for kids and show that (break-ups) don’t have to be about hate.”
Which, I have to say, is a very adult and mature thing to say for someone who also enjoys running around naked.