Orlando Bloom is taking a hiatus from Hollywood while he embraces life as a Buddhist.
The Pirates of the Caribbean star admitted that he was fed-up with the way he had been “white knuckling” his life, and that he was embracing the religion so that he can finally find some peace.
"I've been white knuckling it for so long. Between the first Lord of the Rings and the last Pirates of the Caribbean, I've been going non-top. So now I just want some time and space from everything and the phone and the communication," the Mirror quoted him, as saying.
However, Bloom insists that fans won’t see him sitting under a tree and meditating.
"The philosophy I've embraced isn't about sitting under a tree and studying my navel. It's about studying what's going on in my life and using the fuel to go on and live a bigger life," he said.
The actor, a follower of Soka Gakka Buddhism, a powerful Japanese movement, also revealed that it was a recent trip to South Africa that had helped him make up his mind.
“I felt so isolated and vulnerable and I had time to think," Bloom revealed.