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Orlando Bloom opens up about 'severe stress' at home with Katy Perry and daughter Daisy

The Orlando Bloom: To The Edge star shared insight into life with the American Idol judge

Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom attend the 10th Annual Breakthrough Prize Ceremony at Academy Museum of Motion Pictures on April 13, 2024 in Los Angeles, California.
Ahad Sanwari
Ahad Sanwari - New York
Senior WriterNew York
17 April 2024
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Orlando Bloom is taking things to the extreme! The actor is exploring his daredevil side in his new show Orlando Bloom: To The Edge, a new Peacock series in which he takes on several daring escapades.

The English star, 47, appeared on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert to dissect some of his most adventurous stunts, including deep sea diving, wingsuiting, and extreme rock climbing.

The late night host mentioned that the show wasn't just his passion project, though, as it also featured a cameo appearance from none other than Katy Perry, his fiancée and the mom to their daughter Daisy Dove Bloom, three.

"Did you have to clear this idea with her or did she just find out about it later?" Stephen cheekily asked Orlando, joking that he'd certainly have had to get his wife's permission for something like this.

Orlando responded: "Obviously, she's fully supportive. We fully support one another in all of our ventures. But I don't think she had quite fully grasped what I would be doing until I came home from work and I was clearly under severe stress."

"Physical, emotional, and mental stress from some of the things that I'd been going through. And she was like, 'Are you okay?' 'cause ordinarily I'm super chill." Katy is by her partner's side in the first episode when he goes wingsuiting, jumping out of a plane flying at 13,000 feet.

Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom attend the LA premiere of Amazon's "Carnival Row" at TCL Chinese Theatre on August 21, 2019 in Hollywood, California© Getty Images
Orlando spoke about having Katy be a part of his show "Orlando Bloom: To The Edge"

The "Roar" singer is with him on the flight as he's preparing to jump and dive, calling him "a flying wombat" in a teaser clip from the show, which drops on Thursday on Peacock.

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Orlando spoke about being inspired to do the series due to being in the Covid-19 mandated lockdown in 2020 and wanting to push himself with his extreme adventures. He also revealed the one stunt that producers deemed too extreme for the show...

"I'm like a collector of experiences in some ways," he told the Associated Press. "I've been remarkably gifted and fortunate to have some unique ones, but this was definitely like, 'Oh, wow, I'm capable of this. Therefore I can do anything.'"

MORE: Inside Orland Bloom and Katy Perry's pristine $32m homes where they're raising daughter Daisy

He specifically credited the intense training and advice he'd received from his many instructors for the truly life threatening experience. "It wasn't just as simple as like, 'I'm just going to go with the flow here.' No, I learned the tools. There are protocols."

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"There is a framework with which I was working. And while I was doing that, I was able to get into a rhythm, into a flow, and achieve things that I never thought I would ever do in my lifetime."

MORE: Katy Perry reveals how she and Orlando Bloom spent latest anniversary apart

The Lord of the Rings actor wanted viewers of the show to identify what made their hearts jump into their throats the way these activities did for him. “For me, the idea of the show was like, 'Well, what is it for you?" 

Orlando Bloom attends the "Gran Turismo" Photocall at the 76th annual Cannes film festival at Carlton Beach Club on May 26, 2023 in Cannes, France© Getty Images
"I'm very grateful for my life. I'm even more grateful having survived 'Orlando Bloom: To the Edge.'"

"What is your version of jumping out of a plane? It doesn't have to be physical or death defying in some form or another." He concluded: "I'm very grateful for my life. I'm even more grateful having survived 'Orlando Bloom: To the Edge.'"

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