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Orlando Bloom Opens Up About Getting Nude in 'Retaliation'

Orlando Bloom Opens Up About Getting Nude in 'Retaliation'

Orlando Bloom is getting candid about his recent role.

The 43-year-old actor talked to THR about his new movie Retaliation, including being naked in the film.

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The film follows Orlando as Malky, an adult victim of childhood sexual abuse who confronts the horrors of his past.

“It was really just what was required. I didn’t think about the nudity aspect. I just thought about what was required in the moment to get the job done. We talked about the shots and the nudity aspect and how it served the character and the truth of the moment. I was focused more on that and obviously, I put a lot of trust in the directors, who were new and young, and had the greatest sincerity. They knew the writer very well, and their approach to the material was with real sensitivity and care. So, I felt I was serving the moment more than I was thinking about the fact that there was nudity,” he explained of his approach in filming.

“With the sex, you see very clear how damaged Malky is, and how his damage plays out in the relationships in his life, particularly with women. His fear of intimacy, his fear of closeness, the animalistic way with which he approaches sex, and the shame around that, it’s all very palpable in the script. It’s very clear to me what was required, and then a lot of what I had gleaned from different organizations that I spoke to about male sexual abuse, it was reading up around it and researching around it. You can understand how and why people do things the way they do.”

If you haven’t yet, click here to watch the trailer for the movie.

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