LORD OF THE RINGS star Orlando Bloom is enjoying increased success with his fledging acting career - but his mother wants him to become a sculptor.

The British actor, 26, was an ace sculptor during his days as a student, and his mum would love for him to return to his artistic roots.

He says, "I did better in sculpture exams for A-levels than I did in theatre studies. My mum is always going, 'Just keep up the sculpture darling.'

"She's convinced she's gonna have a little shop somewhere and sell my sculptures someday."

23/06/2003 21:09