two of hollywood's hottest young actors, orlando bloom and condola rashad, are taking on "romeo and juliet." They start this saturday. Congratulations. Thank you. Obviously, with "romeo and juliet"... See More
two of hollywood's hottest young actors, orlando bloom and condola rashad, are taking on "romeo and juliet." They start this saturday. Congratulations. Thank you. Obviously, with "romeo and juliet" here, this adaptation stars an interracial couple. How faithful is this play to the original? Shakespeare's original? It's extremely faithful. While the families are different races, that's not the reason for the feud. The way that it is in the play, the feud -- the reason for the feud has been lost in time. It's not racial. I understand you two clicked from the moment you met. What was that first meeting like? It was great. I think david is -- I had sat down to talk about doing this a couple years ago. And when I first met condola, there was an immediate connection between us. She was very funny. She delivered this one line. And I remember just cracking up. It was such a unique -- a comedic juliet. Exactly. Talking about juliet. It is a romantic comedy. It really is. There's so much about it that's light and funny. I mean, it's all about romance. At the end, any intense romance scenes on the stage? You have to come and check that out. There's a lot of romance. Lots of romance. A beautiful love story. ORLANDO, YOU'RE$g'b MAKING YOUR Broadway debut. In all things you could debut on broadway, you chose shakespeare. I know. An everest for my first time out on the climb. I am. I'm really excited. I had a go at it in los #' angeles. We did a few nights. But this is really -- I wanted to jump in. I think it's a beautiful play. The story is -- it's a classic. Everyone knows -- feels they know this story. But there's so much more to it. And I've loved every moment of the rehearsal. David is our director. He really knows how to -- we're now in the theater. As we're about to start saturday. Saturday night. It's happening saturday. And he has a guy on bringing a show to broadway. But also has a handle on the text. Keeping the truth of that. Which is so beautiful. You know what they say about orlando. He would never know what to say to you. Since day one, when he walked into rehearsal, he's extremely good-looking, which we know he is, he's a wonderful actor. And he comes to work every day. We have a great time. And our company, who is not before you at this moment. We're so lucky to have the company that we have. Speaking to orlando, your wife, and son, you're staying in new york. How are you enjoying things? I love it. It's fantastic. I love the city. It's just -- I feel so lucky to be doing -- working here and have them all here. It's great to be in one place. Condola, you've been nominated a couple of times. Oh, yeah. Your mom, a tony award winning actress, felicia rashad. Has she given you advice? She said, be simple and honest. And she is. I'm looking forward to it. I can see the chemistry right here. Any anxiety? Saturday night -- we're ready to make out. You are. "Romeo and juliet." Thank you so much. Orlando bloom and condola rashad. "Romeo and juliet" begins on broadway this saturday.
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