Orlando Bloom has reportedly converted to Buddhism.The ‘Lord of the Rings’ star took part in a religious ceremony on Saturday (04.12.04) at the Soka Gakkai International Buddhist centre in Britain to mark his commitment to the faith. The heartthrob star - who played Legolas in the Oscar-winning movie trilogy - was joined by 60 other devotees for the hour-long service where he was presented with his Gohonzon - a Sanskrit prayer scroll - by religious leader Ricky Baynes symbolising his entry into the movement. A source told Britain’s Daily Mirror newspaper: “He looked really happy. He looked comfortable and quite excited. “He shook Ricky’s hand like the other people getting the Gohonzon and looked calm.” Onlookers claimed the Hollywood actor blended in with other guests during the ceremony before signing autographs for fellow believers as they relaxed afterwards. Orlando, who fiercely protects his private life, has never spoken publicly about his interest in the faith.

But the British-born star - who is dating American beauty Kate Bosworth - has previously been spotted clutching a string of Buddhist prayer beads.

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  1. by T.M 02nd Apr 2008 05:28



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  3. by Kelly O'Keefe 25th Dec 2008 13:43

    Congratulations Orlando, you are on a new adventure. Never give up!

  4. by Hemal 31st May 2009 17:49

    Great guy

  5. by Hanako Whiteway 25th Jun 2009 17:52

    Fantastic News!!! :) :) :)

  6. by pia 02nd Oct 2009 16:07

    Best thing to do start chanting...it will bring about miracles n your life go orlando...

  7. by Hazel 05th Oct 2009 18:05

    i love him so much! haha

  8. by 77 22nd Feb 2010 04:38

    Why does he look like alexander

  9. by Helookslike 22nd Feb 2010 04:42

    He looks like Alexander The Great which i dont think was that great

  10. by Red 27th Feb 2013 05:29

    Orando Bloom's metal revolution should have been immensly intelligent to convert into liberal philosophy like Buddhisum. Not every genius can support to have this kind of work. Indeed, Bloom is rare celebrity who has a faith towards a great philosophy rather than the conventional followers.