Charlie Hunnam has revealed the real reason he gave up the risqué role of Christian Grey in the Fifty Shades film
Charlie Hunnam has finally broken his silence on the real reason behind his departure from the film adaptation of E.L James’, Fifty Shades of Grey.
The Sons of Anarchy actor pulled out of the Christian Grey role just weeks before filming his first scenes alongside Dakota Johnson, who is set to play Anastasia Steele in the erotic blockbuster.
Making his first public appearance since the announcement at a fundraising event for One Heart Source Education Programmes in Africa, Charlie told E! Online: ‘I am doing good. I am just really concentrating on work. It’s been a really busy time.
‘I have had some family stuff going on so just trying to stay focused and stay positive and keep trying to do a good job at work and be with my family and stay positive.’
The actor also said spilled details of his plans to spend some time in good ol’ Blighty rather soon.
‘I’ve got some family stuff I have to tend to. So when I wrap the show, I am going to go to England and see my people and then I have a film that I am doing with Guillermo [del Toro]. So I am going to go and do that and concentrate on the final seasons of Sons.’
In an official statement confirming his exit from the Hollywood flick, Charlie’s ‘immersive TV schedule’ was blamed for ‘not allowing him time to adequately prepare for the role of Christian Grey’.
There’s no denying the blush-boosting script will require some serious headspace from any actor.
A replacement for Charlie has yet to be announced, although The Fall’s Jamie Dornan is still a hot favourite for the role. Well, we’re rooting to see him with his top off anyway… ahem.