October 24, 2016  

Orlando Bloom Struggling With Dyslexia

June 5, 2010 (3:13 am) GMT
The actor opened up about his learning disability in a talk, dubbed Dyslexia and Creativity: Two Sides of the Same Coin, at Rockefeller University in New York.

British actor has fought hard to earn his place as an A-list star - because his ongoing battle with dyslexia means he struggles to read scripts and memorize his lines. The "Pirates of the Caribbean" star, 33, opened up about his learning disability in a talk at Rockefeller University in New York on Wednesday, June 2.

Bloom, who was supported at the event by his supermodel girlfriend , told the audience he has worked hard to overcome his difficulties - and credits his mother with pushing him to succeed, according to the New York Daily News. He said, "It's still an ongoing struggle. I have more trouble studying scripts and memorizing lines than most (other actors)."

"My mum used to tell me, 'If you read 50 books, I'll get you a motorbike.' So it inspired me to read a lot and work through (my dyslexia). But I never quite got to 50. And I never got that motorbike!" The lecture, titled Dyslexia and Creativity: Two Sides of the Same Coin, was held to raise awareness about the condition among teachers, mental health professionals and parents.

More Orlando Bloom News


  1. 'Westworld' Star Responds to the Man in Black Theories
  2. Kylie Jenner Has a Good Reason Why She Mistook a Pig for a Chicken in Viral Clip
  3. 'The Walking Dead' 7.02 Sneak Peeks: Rick Relinquishes Control, Andrea Tours the Kingdom
  4. Kanye West Vows to Boycott Grammys if Frank Ocean Isn't Nominated
  5. See President Obama Joining Usher, Janelle Monae and More to Dance to Drake's 'Hotline Bling'
  6. New Look at Dafne Keen as X-23 in 'Logan' Uncovered
  7. Report: Chris Hemsworth and Elsa Pataky Are on the Verge of Divorce
  8. Kings of Leon Scores First No. 1 Album on Billboard 200 With 'Walls'