Childhood dyslexia taught Bloom to work twice as hard

December 7th, 2007 - 6:39 pm ICT by admin  

Washington, Dec 7 (ANI): Hollywood actor Orlando Bloom revealed that his childhood dyslexia helped him carve a niche for himself in the Hollywood.

The Pirates of the Caribbean star admitted that he used to struggle a lot with his schoolwork and it was his disability gave him a kick to excel in arts.

Because of the dyslexia I always thought I had to work twice as hard as everyone else just to go the same distance, Contactmusic quoted the star as saying.

And I think that gave me a real kick as a kid and a lot of fight and a lot of drive later on, like when I broke my back, he added.

The 30-year-old star also said that his efforts have paid off.

“And now, whenever I prepare for a meeting I am always over prepared. So for the Lord Of The Rings audition, for example, I really prepared it thoroughly. In one sense, I guess that I’m grateful; it gave me that drive, and so far it’s paid off,” said Bloom. (ANI)

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