Condola Rashad Sparks Romance on Stage with Orlando Bloom

    October 27, 2013

It hasn’t even been a month since actor Orlando Bloom split from his wife, Miranda Kerr. Now, he’s moved on to another whirlwind romance, and he’s even went so far as to share his experience with kissing her. But it’s not exactly what you think. Broadway rising star, Condola Rashad, and the veteran actor are currently starring as star-crossed lovers in the David Leveaux broadway rendition of Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet.”

Earlier this month, shortly after opening night for the broadway production, Rashad, 26, spoke with Newsday about how the immediate chemisty between the two came about. “What’s funny is that we didn’t have to force it. We had a connection from the minute we met … a sense of comfort with each other. Which was cool. We both loved the work. And he’s such a great guy.”

The “Steel Magnolias” actress also went so far as to dote on the actor when she spoke with “He’s a heartthrob, that one! “We didn’t have to work too hard at it. We hang out sometimes afterward, but we’ve built the relationship we have just by being around each other. … We have a lot of fun and trust between the two of us.” While Rashad’s sentiments were complimentary, Bloom put a whole new spin on things a couple days ago.


Bloom stopped by “Live with Kelly and Michael” on Friday. While he didn’t make any mention of the details involving the dissolution of his marriage, he did speak quite fervently about something else.

The British actor vividly described how it feels to kiss his ‘Juliet,’ Condola Rashad. Since they’re on stage eight times a week playing opposite each other, kissing scenes happen more often than not.

According to the New York Post, Bloom spoke openly to Kelly Ripa about the intimate scenes. “We sometimes get applause after our first kiss because it just goes on. Sometimes I’m like, I’m not letting go,” admitted Bloom.

So, although it may just be for the stage, fans can’t help but wonder if there’s more to it. Maybe everyone will just have to wait and see how everything plays out once the curtains close.

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