THEY met while filming The Lord Of The Rings in 1999, with both Orlando Bloom and Cate Blanchett’s careers going from strength to strength ever since.
But Bloom has nothing but fond memories of his time filming in New Zealand, revealing on The Late Late Show with James Corden this week he had “the biggest crush” on Blanchett.
“I can’t think — I had such a crush. I had the biggest crush on you,” Bloom told a disbelieving Blanchett.
Orlando Bloom and Cate Blanchett
To make things more awkward Blanchett, who played Galadriel, confessed she had no idea who Bloom was during most of her time filming because of his Legolas costume.
“I didn’t recognise you, because the first time I saw you, you had hair — like Fabio hair and blue eyes,” Blanchett said.
“And then I just saw you — who is this really cute guy out of drama school — and I didn’t put two and two [together].”
“And I was just walking around spying on her from the corner of the room … in a non creepy way,” Bloom replied.
Fortunately Bloom hasn’t spent the past 18 years hung up on Blanchett and is currently in a relationship with Katy Perry.
Meanwhile Blanchett has been married to Australian playwright Andrew Upton since 1997, the couple sharing four children together.
Originally published as Orlando’s surprising confession about Cate