Actress Kate Bosworth refuses to allow jealous fans of her boyfriend Orlando Bloom bring her down - because such bitter people are "not worth bothering about".

The Blue Crush beauty accepts she's the subject of resentment for many of Bloom's lusty followers, but learnt from an early age to ignore those with such shallow views.

She says, "It doesn't bother me. I've realised as I've got older that people being jealous of you and nasty because of it aren't worth bothering about.

"When I was younger it would have got me down if people didn't like me, but now I know it's the people I really love who are important.

"It's like water off a duck's back for me now. I can deal with it."

21/05/2004 09:20