Orlando Bloom Reveals He's Dyslexic

Celebrity News Jun. 4, 2010 AT 9:01AM
Orlando Bloom Reveals He's Dyslexic Credit: Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images

Brit hunk Orlando Bloom has revealed he's dyslexic.

Speaking at the Child Mind Institute in NYC Wednesday, he called it "an ongoing struggle," according to the New York Daily News. "I have more trouble studying scripts and memorizing lines than most [other actors]."

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Growing up, Bloom, now 33, said his mother inspired him to confront disorder.

"My mom used to tell me, 'If you read 50 books, I'll get you a motorbike,'" he laughed. "So it inspired me to read a lot and work through [my dyslexia]. But I never quite got to 50. And I never got that motorbike!"

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Dyslexia didn't alienate him in high school.

Shocker: He said he was popular with the ladies.

Asked if having a girlfriend made him less distracted when he was younger, he blushed and laughed before blurting out, "No!"

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He then glanced at his girlfriend, model Miranda Kerr (who was sitting in the audience), and quickly added, "Now, yes. Definitely yes. Yes!"

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