Charlie Hunnam describes ‘very painful’ preference to exit Fifty Shades of Grey
July 24, 2015 - Fifty Shades of Grey
Posted Jul 23 2015 — 9:00 AM EDT
Fans flooded a Internet in criticism when news emerged in late 2013 that hunky Charlie Hunnam had pulled out of personification Christian Grey in Fifty Shades of Grey only weeks after he had been cast. Though a E.L. James film instrumentation after found a Christian in Jamie Dornan, a Sons of Anarchy star still thinks of his preference as a supportive subject.
“It was very, unequivocally upsetting for me, that whole process, only unequivocally unpleasant,” Hunnam tells EW. “I felt like we let myself down. we let those people down on Fifty Shades that I’d grown to unequivocally adore and respect. It’s only a unequivocally upsetting duration of time for me.”
Hunnam later cited scheduling conflicts for his preference to crawl out on a brooding billionaire character, and with good reason: He had only wrapped a sixth and final deteriorate of his strike FX array and had already committed to Guillermo del Toro’s arriving fear crack Crimson Peak. The effort — coupled with some “big personal things going on in my life,” Hunnam told EW in 2014 — left a actor stressed and pang from self-doubt per his ability to broach as Fifty Shades‘ kinky, BDSM-obsessed bachelor.
“For a initial time in my life, [I] had some-more work than we had time to do it. It’s unequivocally tough to be trained in that conditions and know what is going to be compulsory to all of that work to a best of your ability and have yourself surrounded by people,” Hunnam pronounced in this week’s EW cover story featuring his arriving spin as a lead in King Arthur. “You see it all a time in Hollywood. There’s a bent to make grain while a object shines and to gain on each second once somebody gets prohibited and people only get burnt out. That’s what we started to do.”
But there happens to be a silver lining. Hunnam has changed on, and he’s thrown himself wholeheartedly into bringing some critical smolder to his purpose in Guy Richie’s retelling of a classical King Arthur story.
“It’s not in my mind unequivocally much,” pronounced Hunnam of a Fifty Shades fallout. “I do try not to dwell on a past too most since we have a bent to do that, and as I’ve gotten older, I’ve gotten unequivocally good during enmity myself from shoulda, woulda, coulda.”
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