Orlando Bloom on the October Cover of Men's Health Pictures

Orlando Bloom Talks Swashbuckling, Fear, and Fitness With Men's Health

Orlando Bloom Talks Swashbuckling, Fear, and Fitness With Men's Health

In a simple and sexy black t-shirt, Orlando Bloom struck a pose for the October cover of Men's Health. Normally we see Orlando's wife, supermodel Miranda Kerr, doing her thing for photographers, but Orlando is equally talented in front of the lens. Orlando is currently shooting The Hobbit in New Zealand, but he spoke with a reporter for the magazine recently and dished about his other physically demanding project, The Three Musketeers, which is due in theaters Oct. 21. Orlando's secrets to staying in shape, tackling fears, and having a healthy sense of risk are some of the topics covered in the interview. He said:

  • Orlando on beating his moments of doubt: "I call [doubts] my mind critters. Can I defeat myself? I really like going downhill on a mountain bike, and if I just feather the front brake and let it roll, I’m fine. But if I’m not in that zone and I clutch that brake, boom, I’m over the handlebars. Or worse."
  • Orlando on fear: "Fear is not a friend of mine. But it’s something to have a healthy awareness of."
  • Orlando on having a healthy sense of risk: "I can’t stop living. It would ruin my creativity, the person I am."
  • Orlando on success vs. greatness: "To an untrained eye, yes, success is what people aspire to, and only success. The thing is, success can allow you to try for greatness, can give you an opportunity to take a chance on something. I’m very blessed to have the success that I’ve had, and that’s given me so many opportunities to work on being great."
  • Orlando on fencing: "I love swordplay. It’s a mental and physical challenge. It can also be balletic and dancelike."