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Published On: Thu, Jul 28th, 2011

Orlando Bloom talks playing the villain in ‘Three Musketeers’

Orlando Bloom admits that playing a villain would be more fun as the The Lord Of The Rings and Pirates Of The Caribbean star will take his turn as the antagonist in the new action film version of The Three Musketeers.

Bloom will play Duke of Buckingham alongside Christoph Waltz and Mads Mikkelsen, to take on good guys: Matthew Macfadyen, Ray Stevenson and Luke Evans.

Logan Lerman plays D’Artagnan, a part made for the younger version of Bloom.

“Bad guys definitely have the fun and I want to do more of that,” Bloom tells the Daily Record. “The Duke of Buckingham is more of a petulant child than a swashbuckler but it was a lot of fun as it was a really different kind of a character to play.

The Good Doctor is a bit of a departure, too. I’m stepping out of what people might imagine me to be and it’s challenging as it’s a really dark little movie. You wouldn’t want to go and see him. But it’s interesting as it’s a real character-driven piece, very much about the human condition. “I think we all have aspects of a ‘Good Doctor’ in us in some way or another, control aspects and things like relationship stuff.

“He’s a guy who falls in love with a patient and wants to keep her. He wants her there, it’s a control thing. It’s a bit like reverse Munchausen actually.”

 

Read more: http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/showbiz/celebrity-interviews/2011/07/27/hollywood-star-orlando-bloom-i-m-loving-the-chance-to-play-a-baddie-in-new-movie-the-three-musketeers-86908-23300479/

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