After months of telling the world how much they like each other, Orlando Bloom and his Pirates Of The Caribbean co-star Naomie Harris finally went out for a romantic dinner together in London last night.The pair reportedly became close on the set of Pirates Of The Caribbean and Naomie? was a shoulder to cry on when Orlando, also 30, split from longterm girlfriend Kate Bosworth last year.
A source says: “She scored points with Orlando by being his friend first. He admitted recently that he’s interested in more than a friendship with Naomie.”
And she feels the same as she gushed: “Orlando – I love him! He was really sweet, and I was like, ‘Yeah, you’re the hottest one’.”
Naomie developed a crush on the actor after he nursed her back to health when she fell ill on set. She admitted at the time: “When I did the second ‘Pirates’ film I caught a cold on the plane on the way to start shooting. When I arrived on set everyone was there, Geoffrey Rush, Johnny, Orlando, and I was kind of intimidated because I caught this cold and I could hardly speak. “But Orlando was really sweet, he came up to me and gave me all this cough syrup.”
A friend says Orlando has quietly spoken about how much he likes Naomie because she’s based in London, his hometown, and isn’t into the whole Hollywood celeb scene.
The insider continued: “Orlando really appreciates everything Naomie did for him when he split from Kate and thinks a great way to start a relationship is to be friends first. They know everything about each other and it’s only a matter of time before true romance blossoms.
“They’ve made no bones about the fact they both fancy each other.”