Actor ORLANDO BLOOM has credited his childhood dyslexia for making him strive for success.
The hunky Pirates of the Caribbean star, 30, struggled with schoolwork as a youth but excelled in the arts, and he admits his disability helped him to develop a strong sense of ambition.
He says, “Because of the dyslexia I always thought I had to work twice as hard as everyone else just to go the same distance. And I think that gave me a real kick as a kid and a lot of fight and a lot of drive later on, like when I broke my back.
“And now, whenever I prepare for a meeting I am always over prepared. So for the Lord Of The Rings audition, for example, I really prepared it thoroughly.
In one sense, I guess that I’m grateful; it gave me that drive, and so far it’s paid off.”