Orlando Bloom: 'I Don't Know Kendall Jenner but If Anyone Has Her Number I Would Love It'
The star received the Britannia Humanitarian Award for his work with UNICEF on Friday
The actor joked about rumors that he and the reality star are romantically involved while accepting the Britannia Humanitarian Award at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles on Friday.
Beginning his acceptance speech, Bloom, 38, said “I wanted the opportunity to clear this up, I actually did not ‘connect’ with Justin Bieber,” referencing his alleged 2014 scuffle with the pop crooner.
“And I don’t know Kendall Jenner, but if anyone has her number I would love it,” he added.
The comments highlighted Bloom’s humor in a speech that was otherwise an emotional tribute to his work with aid organization UNICEF.
“One of the greatest rewards for being in films that kids have seen around the world is the opportunity to connect with children in some of the most remote and troubled parts of the world, even if they may have only seen a pirated version of Pirates of the Caribbean,” he said. “But seriously, to witness their boundless spirit, their sense of humor, their ability to adapt and overcome in the face of absolutely horrendous circumstances is truly inspiring.”
Bloom said UNICEF has helped give him an “incredible sense of humanity” and highlighted the “compassion” that young children and refugees need for survival.
“Being a father, I cannot even imagine how I would navigate some of the situations that some of these families have experienced,” he said, before dedicating the award to one of the young men he met during his recent trip to a migrant camp in Macedonia.
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• Reporting by REAGAN ALEXANDER