Orlando Bloom is opening up about the nude snaps seen ‘round the word.
The actor told Elle U.K. that he never intended to be photographed paddle boarding nude.
Bloom said it was "extremely surprising" to find out that paparazzi had captured the moment he stripped down while on vacation with then-girlfriend Katy Perry.
"I wouldn't have put myself in that position if I'd thought it would happen. I've been photographed a million times in a million different ways. I have a good radar. We'd been completely alone for five days—nothing around us. There was no way anyone could get anything," he revealed. "I had a moment of feeling free."
He added, "What can I tell you? Note to self: You're never free. Ha!"
Bloom also addressed his breakup from Perry and said they have remained on good terms.
"We're friends. It's good. We're all grown-up. She happens to be someone who is very visible, but I don't think anybody cares about what I'm up to. Nor should they,” he said. “It's between us. It's better to set an example for kids and show that [breakups] don't have to be about hate."
He said he has a similarly good relationship with ex-wife Miranda Kerr.
"With Miranda, there was a sense that I don't want my son to go back through the internet where people made up lies. Miranda and I have a remarkable relationship," the star explained. "We co-parent really well."
The May issue of Elle U.K. hits newsstands on April 13th.