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Orlando Bloom is enjoying fatherhood

18 Mar 2011
Orlando Bloom is spending as much time with his son as possible.

The 34-year-old actor recently welcomed his and his wife Miranda Kerr's first child Flynn into the world and he insists he is a very hands-on dad and is loving every minute of fatherhood.

During an appearance on British breakfast TV show 'Lorraine', he said: "It's great, I love it . I've been bathing with him a lot recently, it's been really cute. It's a really nice little moment."

Orlando admits it was a shock when he finally got to meet his son in January and he thinks women are more prepared for the birth because the baby grows inside them.

He added: "It's mad because as a woman you carry the baby for nine months so you're very conscious that you have a little one inside you. "But for a guy it's like suddenly there's a baby there. It's like what, whoa? But he's amazing. Fatherhood's fantastic, that's the big role."

The British star has just completed new movie 'The Three Musketeers' and he insists he is attracted to roles that frighten and challenge him.

Orlando - who is best known for his role as the heroic Will Turner in the first three 'Pirates of the Caribbean' films, in which he started alongside Johnny Depp and Keira Knightley - said: "It's really if the script is good and the character is good and the people involved are interesting. Anything that terrifies me I'm really up for.

"I just finished 'The Three Musketeers'. That was great, it was a lot of fun. I got to play the Duke of Buckingham and it was so much fun. I sort of saw him as a big, overgrown petulant child."