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Orlando Bloom refused 'The Bling Ring' cameo


Real life Bling Ring victim Orlando Bloom snubbed the chance to make a cameo appearance in Sofia Coppola's new film about the celebrity burglaries because the plot felt "too close to home" for the actor.

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Coppola's movie "The Bling Ring" tells the story of a group of thieves who snatched more than $3 million worth of items from properties belonging to Hollywood stars such as Bloom, Paris Hilton, Lindsay Lohan and Rachel Bilson. Hilton has a cameo role in the film, but the "Pirates of the Caribbean" actor reveals he turned down the chance to appear in the project.

He tells Britain's Hello! magazine, "Sofia Coppola is wonderful and I'd love to work with her. She asked me to cameo in the movie, but I said it was too close to home for me to want to be involved."

Bloom was among the stars who gave evidence against the real life suspects, while fellow victim Rachel Bilson, who also testified in court, recently spoke out against Coppola's film, telling Britain's Cosmopolitan magazine, "I thought it was weird to glorify something that was so upsetting for a lot of people. It's important to detach from material things, but the special, personal things I lost are hard to forget."

Jul 9, 2013 11:27AM

Understandable he wouldn't want to participate and no surprise to anyone that Paris "look at me!" Hilton WAS in the film.


It's easy to hate on celebrities as "lucky rich people who don't deserve or appreciate what they have" or not see them sympathetically but they are still people. Just like you or I, they would not/did not want to be robbed (the thieves had no real monetary need for stealing; these were thrill-seekers).


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