“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.