Orlando Bloom struggles with dyslexia

Updated: Jun 04, 2010, 16:53 PM IST

New York: British actor Orlando Bloom has opened up about his previously undisclosed battle with dyslexia.

During a talk at the Child Mind Institute with Dr Harold Koplewicz, the ‘Lord of the Rings’ star talked about his ongoing struggle.

"It`s still an ongoing struggle," the New York Daily News quoted him as saying.

"I have more trouble studying scripts and memorizing lines than most [other actors]," he added.

However, the actor also admitted to a packed audience at Rockefeller University, which included his lady love, Miranda Kerr, that his mother used to help him overcome his problem.

"My mom used to tell me, `If you read 50 books, I`ll get you a motorbike,`" he said.

"So it inspired me to read a lot and work through [my dyslexia]. But I never quite got to 50. And I never got that motorbike," he added.