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Orlando Bloom, now 42, has spoken in the past about struggling in his 30s after having so much success in his 20s. Do you think he was too in-his-head about the bad reviews for the third Pirates movie to be willing to put himself out there to promote it on SNL? Because so much of SNL requires you to read from cue cards, he was also nervous that his dyslexia would get in the way. But it sounds like the biggest issue was that he just "didn’t have perspective." To explain what he meant, Bloom went all-in with a burning car analogy:
So, if I'm understanding that right, he didn't have the right mindset or a solid support system around himself to handle the ups-and-downs of his early career. But now he has that protective gel and a good team, so when he gets back into the burning car of the Hollywood spotlight, he will be OK and they'll help him get out again. Or something.
Whatever he meant, he said he'd be down to host SNL now, if he ever got the call again.
Orlando Bloom is now in his 40s and engaged to Katy Perry. He's in a very different place in his life than he was in 2007, which not only saw him in the later stages of his Pirates fame, but also fresh off a split with Kate Bosworth and starting a new relationship with supermodel Miranda Kerr.
Saturday Night Live tends to give hosting gigs to movie stars promoting a new film over TV stars promoting a new series. That's not always the case, but it tends to be how the NBC show leans. SNL Season 45 is starting September 28 without Leslie Jones but with Woody Harrelson as host. He'll presumably promote both Zombieland: Double Tap and Midway. Future hosts who have already been announced include Phoebe Waller-Bridge, David Harbour, Kristen Stewart, and Eddie Murphy.
I'd love to see Orlando Bloom host SNL with Katy Perry as musical guest. Book it, Lorne!