Spotlight on Orlando and Elijah, TV Hits (Australia), December 2002
typed by Tara
The LOTR buddies Orlando Bloom and
Elijah Wood have more in common than just being part of a fellowship!
both January Babies!
Twenty-one-year-old Elijah was born on January 28, while
25-year-old Orlando's birthday falls on January 13.
Model love lives: Before
hooking up with his current girlfriend, the Bourne Identity's Franka Potente,
Elijah dated model Bijou Phillips. Meanwhile, Orlando was engaged to model Jemma
Kidd and it's now rumoured that he's seeing Christina Ricci!
friend: Elijah and Orlando both love dogs. While Orli lives with his dog Maude,
Eli has two dogs called Rascal and Levonne, or Levi for short!
Along with their other LOTR co-stars, Elijah and Orlando both have tattoos of the
number 9, in elvish.
Hangin with Hartnett: The guys are both good mates with
Josh Hartnett. Elijah and Josh became friends working on the fright flick The
Faculty, while Josh and Orlando became pals on the set of Black Hawk Down.
father figure: Sadly, Orlando's father Harry died when the British cutie was
just four years old. Meanwhile, Elijah's father, Warren, never really had any
contact with his son. "I was raised by my mother," reveals Elijah. "And that compensated more than enough for the lack of a father".
Finally, Orlando and
Elijah are both looking forward to the release of the second LOTR film, set to
hit our cinema screens on December 26, 2002!