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EXCLUSIVE: Orlando Bloom Says Son Flynn ‘Loves Pirates’: ‘This Is a Franchise I'm So Proud to Be a Part Of’

by Elisa Osegueda 1:52 PM PDT, May 11, 2017
Playing EXCLUSIVE: Orlando Bloom Says Son Flynn ‘Loves Pirates’: ‘This Is a Franchise I'm So Proud to Be a Part Of’

Looks like the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise has found its biggest fan!

ET spoke with Orlando Bloom at the Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales premiere in Shanghai, China, on Thursday, where he revealed that his 6-year-old son, Flynn, is a fan of pirates.

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“I have a kid and I know he loves pirates,” Bloom told ET’s Carly Steel, adding that he can’t believe it’s been over 10 years since the first Pirates film premiered. “It’s such a phenomenon and it’s an amazing thing to be a part of. You see the kids responding to Johnny [Depp] and to the movie and to all of us.”

“When I got a call to come back, I was like, ‘Yeah, of course,’” he continued. “This is a movie and a franchise that I'm so proud to be a part of.”

When asked if his son understands that he plays a pirate in the film, Bloom said, “Yeah, he sort of does.”

“He asked me, ‘Do you really hold your breath [underwater] that long, Dada?’ It’s very cute,” he added. “If nothing else, I do it for him.”

The new installment sees Captain Jack Sparrow (Depp) facing off against an old adversary, Armando Salazar (Javier Bardem), an undead and vengeful Spanish armada commander who is on the hunt to kill every pirate that roams the seas.

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ET also caught up with Depp at the film’s premiere, where the 53-year-old actor revealed the advice he would give his younger self.

For more on that interview, watch the video below.

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales hits theaters on May 26.

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