“I was very reluctant because obviously, you want to keep that normalcy and that dynamic, and I didn’t want him to know what dad did for a while,” he said.
“But then he started school and I was like, ‘Well, older brothers and sisters…’ The movie was coming out and they’ll talk about it, and I wanted to have that moment of showing him me in ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’,” Bloom said.
“So, last summer I was in France. It was on a little TV; it wasn’t a big grand screen or anything at all. But I just flicked it on and he was watching it,” the actor revealed.
He admitted he had a video camera on his son while he was watching to capture his reaction to seeing his dad on screen. “He was a little disgruntled, which I was freaked out about, because I was like, ‘Wait! I should have spoken to a child therapist before I even thought about doing this. What was I thinking? This was a bad idea!'” he joked.
Ultimately, Flynn ended up loving the movie and questioned his dad’s pirate abilities. “He was like, ‘So, wait a second: How long can you hold your breath underwater for? Did you really do that?’ Like, ‘Yeah, bro! Forever! I could walk from one side of the ocean to the other.’ Because he still believes that!” the father said.