Orlando Bloom's dyslexia prevented him from doing Saturday Night Live

The actor turned down the opportunity
ByTeam Ahlan!Tuesday , 10 September 2019
Orlando Bloom's dyslexia prevented him from doing Saturday Night Live

Orlando Bloom turned down the chance to host sketch show Saturday Night Live because he feared his dyslexia would let him down.

The movie star reveals he was offered the gig back in 2007, but he felt pressure to pass on the opportunity because he worried about ruining take after take on the live show by messing up his lines.

"(It) was partly my dyslexia, partly, like, that window of time where I couldn’t even... think straight and see the wood through the trees," the actor told radio host Howard Stern.

"You’ve got to read and then also... I didn’t have perspective."

But Bloom is urging SNL boss Lorne Michaels to get back in touch with him, because he feels he's up to the challenge a decade later: "I would love to (host) Saturday Night Live now," he explained.

The new season of the show begins with Woody Harrelson as host on 28 September. This year's hosts also include Eddie Murphy and Fleabag creator Phoebe Waller-Bridge.

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