He had originally auditioned for the part of Faramir, who does not appear until the second movie, but the director, Peter Jackson, cast him as Legolas instead.
While shooting a scene, he broke a rib after falling off a horse, but eventually recovered and continued shooting.
In 2009, Bloom was named a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador.
In 2002, he was chosen as one of the Teen People "25 Hottest Stars Under 25" and was named People's hottest Hollywood bachelor in the magazine's 2004 list.
However, almost nothing has changed in “super sexy” Keira’s personal life.
Her relationship with boyfriend Jamie Dornan led to nothing, and other young men, captivated by her on-screen image, did not even want to meet her again after their first date.
At six she got her own agent, at seven she started filming, by fifteen she had played Queen Amidala’s decoy in Star Wars: Episode I, and at 18, after her role in Pirates of the Caribbean, started being referred to as Hollywood’s new rising star.
Having played alongside Johnny Depp and Orlando Bloom, she placed highly in lists of the world’s most desirable women.