Charlie Hunnam Gets Shirtless, Talks Turning Down Fifty Shades of Grey Role …
September 10, 2015 - Fifty Shades of Grey
Fans of a Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy weren’t a usually ones anguish when Charlie Hunnam announced he would be dropping out of a lead purpose behind in 2013. The Sons of Anarchy hunk, 35, took a preference to heart too.
“It was a misfortune veteran knowledge of my life,” he suggested in a cover story for V Man #34, of his preference not to play Christian Grey. “It was a many emotionally mortal and formidable thing that I’ve ever had to understanding with professionally. It was heartbreaking.”
At a time, a actor explained, he had already committed to a film Crimson Peak, and felt like he couldn’t behind out on his word to executive — and companion — Guillermo del Toro.
“I’d given Guillermo my word, over a year before, that we was going to do this film. People were saying, ‘Are we crazy? Guillermo still has got 4 months to recast, it’s a fourth lead, we can go and do this [instead],’” Hunnam recalled. “I said, ‘I can’t. He’s my friend, I’ve finished a film with him, we gave him my word.’”
For a V Man cover shoot, Hunnam got exposed (and shirtless), display off his chiseled top physique and trenchant blue eyes in a array of energetic photos, including one in that he has red paint slathered conflicting his face.
Hunnam also emphasized how “deeply unpleasant” it was to make a decision. “I really, unequivocally honour myself on being a veteran and a male of gripping my word,” he said. “It means a lot to me, truly.”
Ultimately, however, it all came down to a matter of scheduling.
“I was going to finish Sons, fire a whole method where Tara was brutally murdered, fly to Vancouver a subsequent day, have 10 days of rehearsal, and afterwards start shooting,” he pronounced of a back-to-back commitments he would have had during a time. “Then we was going to have 3 days after that and I’d have to start sharpened Crimson Peak and afterwards I’d have dual days to transport and go behind into Season 7 of Sons.”
Hunnam felt so invested in a plan that he privately called Fifty Shades director Sam Taylor-Johnson to let her know he would have to dump out of a much-coveted role. Jamie Dornan after stepped in to star conflicting Dakota Johnson in a voluptuous flick.
“I called her and we both cried a eyes out on a phone for 20 minutes,” he said. “I indispensable to tell her that this was not going to work.”
And to nay-sayers who claimed Hunnam corroborated out of a purpose since of other reasons, a King Arthur actor has a forked retort.
“The outward notice of that was that we got unequivocally cold feet and got frightened of a pithy inlet of a sexuality of a piece,” he said. Then, referencing his purpose on Showtime’s Queer as Folk, he adds, “When we was 18 we was removing f—ed in a ass, totally exposed on inhabitant TV, y’know?”
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