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VIDEO: Orlando Bloom Chats ROMEO AND JULIET on 'Colbert'

Orlando Bloom stopped by last night's THE COLBERT REPORT to talk about his Broadway debut in "Romeo and Juliet," his love of performing in live theater and his preference for iambic pentameter.

"Why would you want to do theater?," asked the host, "When you're a God-damn movie star!" Quipped the actor, "Because I am a glutton for punishment!" Check out the appearance below!

Bloom makes his Broadway debut in the new Broadway production of Shakespeare's timeless love story Romeo and Juliet opposite two-time Tony Award nominee Condola Rashad. The show officially opened on Thursday, September 19, 2013 at the Richard RodgersTheatre.

While Romeo and Juliet is the most famous love story of all time, this production - directed by five-time Tony Award nominee David Leveaux - marks the first time in 36 years that the play has been produced for Broadway. This version of the classic tale retains Shakespeare's original language but has a modern setting in which members of the Montague family are white, and the Capulet family are black.

The creative team includes scenic designer Jesse Poleshuck, costume designer Fabio Toblini, lighting designer David Weiner, sound designer David Van Tieghem, and hair designer David BrIan Brown.

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