Orlando Bloom wouldn’t have dared to bare it all last summer if he knew paparazzi were near.
The actor — who was photographed last August during a naked beach romp in Italy — admits it was “extremely surprising” to find out that shutterbugs had snapped pictures of his unencumbered rendezvous and says he would’ve done things differently had he known camera lenses were lurking.
“I wouldn’t have put myself in that position if I’d thought it would happen,” Bloom told Elle U.K. “I’ve been photographed a million times in a million different ways. I have a good radar. We’d been completely alone for five days — nothing around us. There was no way anyone could get anything. I had a moment of feeling free.”
The photos captured Bloom on the beach before and after he ditched his blue shorts. He seems to have learned an unfortunate lesson.
“What can I tell you?” Bloom told the magazine. “Note to self: You’re never free. Ha!”
The “Pirates of the Caribbean” star made it clear he and Katy separated on good terms.
“We’re friends. It’s good. We’re all grown-up,” he told Elle. “She happens to be someone who is very visible, but I don’t think anybody cares about what I’m up to. Nor should they. It’s between us. It’s better to set an example for kids and show that (breakups) don’t have to be about hate.”
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