Orlando Bloom, of Lord of The Rings, Pirates of the Caribbean and Carnival Row fame, caught headlines this weekend after his ritualistic morning routine went viral. As part of an interview with The Sunday Times, Bloom, a 44-year-old father of two, waxed lyrical on his wellness-heavy morning formula for the newspaper's 'Life in a Day' featurette.
"I wake up at around 6.30. I have a smart ring sleep tracker and the first thing I do is look at the app to see if I’ve had a good sleep and check my readiness for the day," Bloom starts in the interview. "I chant for 20 minutes every day, religiously," he continues. "I’ve had a Buddhist practice since I was 16, so that’s infiltrated my whole being." (Continued below)
As for breakfast, Bloom — who's previously shared his workouts on Instagram — cobbles together a "quite LA" pre-breakfast concoction of "some green powders that I mix with brain octane oil, a collagen powder for my hair and nails, and some protein."
After a hike, breakfast is served at 9AM. It's "usually porridge, a little hazelnut milk, cinnamon, vanilla paste, hazelnuts, goji berries, a vegan protein powder and a cup of PG Tips," says Bloom. "I'm 90 per cent plant-based, so I’ll only eat a really good piece of red meat maybe once a month."
Bloom's Buddhism, he admits, is central to his mental health. "Without my Buddhist practice, I could have easily come off the rails," he says. "I’ve been changing the narrative in my head and feel that I can be the driver of my train. I can set it alight, but I can get the fire crew and put it out."
A "plant-based" lunch of "vegetables or a stew" makes for Bloom's second meal of the day and, later, he grinds through some "heavy weights for an hour," as "something to exhaust me". Previously, Bloom has posted his workouts with Jan Kares — whom he referred to as the "world champion of pull-ups" and a deadlifting session with his trainer.
The interview, perhaps unsurprisingly, became a trending topic on Twitter almost instantly, with many dissecting Bloom's wellness routine.
"I would actually quite like Orlando Bloom's morning routine," one user wrote. "But with real organic milk on my porridge, and possibly some bacon afterwards."
"He's living his best life the way he wants it," said another.
"Some people take their Mental, Physical & Spiritual health more seriously than others. I'm not a big Orlando Bloom fan, but I don't understand people mocking his Interview. So what?" wrote another user on Twitter.
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