Veteran actor Jeremy Irons will reserve judgment on Orlando Bloom's first starring Hollywood role until he watches his performance on the big screen.

Irons, 56 - who stars with 28-year-old Bloom in Ridley Scott's upcoming movie KINGDOM OF HEAVEN - insists the frenzied media coverage of the British hunk's career has been over-the-top, because he's yet to prove his worth as an actor.

He says, "The camera adores Orlando and he's very canny, but he's still very young and this is the first movie he's carried. It's difficult to say until you see everything on the big screen.

"I'll hold my judgment until I see everything knitted together."

03/03/2005 02:36