Orlando Bloom says it's unlikely if he will return as Legolas in Amazon's Lord Of The Rings series

Orlando Bloom starred in Peter Jackson’s three-film Lord of the Rings series between 2001-2003, and then in The Hobbit series (2012-2014).

Press Trust of India July 28, 2019 17:12:09 IST
Orlando Bloom says it's unlikely if he will return as Legolas in Amazon's Lord Of The Rings series

Orlando Bloom says he won't return to play his Lord of the Rings character in the new Amazon series, based on JRR Tolkien's books.

The actor, who played Legolas in the beloved film franchise directed by Peter Jackson, said he doesn't know whether his character could fit in the new world.

Orlando Bloom says its unlikely if he will return as Legolas in Amazons Lord Of The Rings series

Orlando Bloom. Image from Twitter

"I mean look, I don't know how they're going to approach it. I haven't had any conversations about this. I feel that I have done everything.  Coming back to be on The Hobbit was a really wonderful little tip from Peter that he wanted me to take it that and it made a lot of sense.(sic)"

"I like to think of myself as ageless but I don't know where I would fit into that world. If you're saying as Legolas, they've probably got some 19-year-old kid who is ready to go," Bloom said.

He was speaking during a panel for Carnival Row, his upcoming show with Amazon, at Television Critics Association summer session on Saturday.

According to Entertainment Weekly, he further recalled having a discussion with Jackson on the potential reboot of the series years ago and rejecting the idea of it.

"I remember being on set with Peter, 20 years ago now? And he was saying, 'Wouldn't it be funny to think about when they'll want to do a remake of Lord of the Rings?

"We were in the midst of this remarkable shoot and I said, 'No! That's never going to happen.' And here I am, working for Amazon and they're redoing it. It's great," the actor said.

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