His new buddy Orlando Bloom makes fun of him publicly
A few weeks ago, it became known that Prince Harry and Orlando Bloom have become friends. After all, the two are immediate neighbors. But a new job of the actor could now endanger the male friendship.
The new animated series “The Prince” by HBO Max is currently making waves. In the twelve episodes, everyday life in the palace is portrayed in a parodic way from the point of view of a fictitious, eight-year-old heir to the throne: Prince George, 8. The fact that a child takes on the main character of such a series borders on bullying for numerous royal experts and fans. But other members of the British royal family are also being targeted – including Prince Harry, 36, and Duchess Meghan, 39.
Prince Harry is parodied by Orlando Bloom
Harry is dubbed in the series developed by Gary Janetti, 55, by Orlando Bloom, 44 – his good friend and neighbor, as the Duke of Sussex recently revealed in the podcast “Armchair Experts”. The two Brits text each other and keep up to date with the many paparazzi in the prominent neighborhood. It’s surprising that Bloom was nevertheless directly involved in dragging his buddy through the cocoa in a satire series.
Many Royal fans also find this, the criticism has been louder and louder on social media since the release of the series on Thursday, July 29, 2021. Reason enough for Orlando Bloom to comment on the allegations. The 44-year-old asserts in an interview with “The Hollywood Reporter” that he did not know Harry and Meghan when he signed the contract to participate in the satire show. In addition, he was initially also skeptical about participating in the series.
“In the beginning I thought, ‘Hmm, what should I make of this,’ because I’m a British boy who’s very proud of his roots,” Bloom said. “I understand that the royal family is loved by some and hated by others, and I have always understood them as part of my heritage and origins.”
But after his partner, singer Katy Perry, 36, encouraged him to make a commitment because she thought the idea was absolutely “brilliant”,” he signed the contract. He still stands by his decision to sarcastically parody Prince Harry. Nevertheless, he hopes that the royal will not resent him. “This guy is so nice and I think he has a great sense of humor,” the actor says. He goes on to clarify: “I try to justify it, because if I’m honest, it’s not my way of making fun of someone, but it happens with affection.”
Does Prince Harry see it the same way? So far, it has not yet been leaked what the Duke and Duchess of Sussex think of the parody of their characters.
Sources used: hollywoodreporter.com, mirror.co.uk, twitter.com