While most celebrities would instantly jump on to be a part of the iconic and long-running sketch show Orlando Bloom wasnâ€™t one of them. The actor revealed that he took a hard pass when he was offered to host an episode of Saturday Night Live in the past.
During a recent interview on The Howard Stern Show, the British actor explained the reason behind his decision.
â€œI was really insecure at the time,â€ the Carnival Row Star recalls. He noted that it wasnâ€™t because he wanted to knit-pick the sketches he would appear in that sent him running.
â€œI was just like, partly my dyslexia, partly like that window of time where I couldnâ€™t even â€¦ think straight and see the wood through the trees.â€
Despite his initial hesitation to be a part of the show, Bloom says if another opportunity arises it would be more than welcome. â€œI would love to [host] Saturday Night Live now.â€
Appearing on SNL would be a nightmare for anyone suffering from dyslexia as guest hosts read off cue cards throughout the show; particularly in opening monologues. â€œYouâ€™ve got to read and then also â€¦ I didnâ€™t have perspective,â€ the actor told Stern. Bloom described his life as something like a â€œburning carâ€ at the time he was offered the hosting gig. This was around the time the third installment for the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise was released.
With Bloomâ€™s perspective on hosting the long-running comedy show, we might be able to see him on the SNL stage soon.
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