What’s worse? Being the star of the “Lord of the Rings” trilogy and admitting you’ve never actually finished J.R.R. Tolkien’s books or calling Jimmy Kimmel “Jay”?
Orlando Bloom did both while appearing on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” on Monday.
“I read ‘The Hobbit’ when I was a kid, and I got partway through ‘The Lord of the Rings,'” Bloom admitted. “Girls were far more important.”
Having read Tolkien’s first entry in his popular fantasy saga, however, Bloom said he was worried about the inclusion of his character, Legolas, in Peter Jackson’s second “Hobbit” movie, “The Desolation of Smaug,” since Legolas is not actually in the book.
“I was a little concerned about how that would play out for obvious reasons,” Bloom said. “I think what we achieved with ‘Lord of the Rings’ was so amazing, but Peter really understands this world.”
Watch the video above to see Bloom talk about his latest movie, which was premiering directly across from Kimmel’s studio on Monday, and how Kimmel reacts to being referred to by the same name as his late-night rival, Jay Leno.