10:39 pm - 06/02/2014

Charlie Hunnam Admits It’s “Heartbreaking” to Not Portray Christian Grey

It was Charlie Hunnam’s decision to drop out of the upcoming film adaptation of the widely popular Fifty Shades of Grey series.

And now the 34-year-old Sons of Anarchy star reveals the move was a “heartbreaking” one.

“I felt like I had an interesting take on that character and felt like I could have done a good job of playing Christian Grey, otherwise I wouldn’t have taken it on in the first place,” he told Life & Style at the Huading Film Awards in Hollywood Sunday.

See Jamie Dornan, Dakota Johnson on Set of Fifty Shades of Grey

“When you put the time into something like that and a character comes alive in your mind, it’s heartbreaking not to be able to play him […] It was definitely kind of heartbreaking having to say goodbye to that character and not bring it to life.”

Author EL James confirmed the British hunk and actress Dakota Johnson nabbed the roles of Christian and Anastasia Steele, respectively, last September.

Just one month later, Universal Pictures announced Charlie had exited the film because of his shooting schedule with the FX series Sons.

Irish actor Jamie Dornan soon replaced him to play the 27-year-old billionaire tormented billionaire, who is into BDSM and seduces the virginal Anastasia.

What Does Charlie Hunnam Think of His Fifty Shades of Grey Replacement, Jamie Dornan?

For Charlie, there are no hard feelings about the situation. In fact, he plans on fully supporting the movie when it hits theaters next February.

“If they invite me to the premiere, I will go and see it there,” he said. “If not, I’ll go and buy some tickets on opening night.”

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genbu_no_miko24 2nd-Jun-2014 10:31 pm (UTC)
No you're probably better off in the long run.
qween_frostine 2nd-Jun-2014 10:32 pm (UTC)
Charlie sis, you got a free pass off of the Titanic. Don't complain.
walkintowalls99 2nd-Jun-2014 10:32 pm (UTC)
Charlie dropped out of this mess and went on to just wrap up the VERY awesome-looking Crimson Peak.

And he considers it heartbreaking??
rabbitncavylove 3rd-Jun-2014 01:56 am (UTC)
Well he is probably being polite? Not to burn any bridges or be a jerk.
howlin_wolf_66 3rd-Jun-2014 02:36 pm (UTC)
There's being polite and there's overstating it... If it was heartbreak then it was a willing one, because it was his decision!

I get that he's trying to be nice, but what he's saying does not make sense... If he wanted to play the part that badly he should have just stayed on... He obviously didn't care, so there's no need for him to oversell it. It comes across as insincere, rather than diplomatic.

Edited at 2014-06-03 02:37 pm (UTC)
vector_pole 2nd-Jun-2014 10:32 pm (UTC)
Noooo I just posted this. Here are the images I used.

EDIT: From the same exact source too lol.

Edited at 2014-06-02 10:34 pm (UTC)
readmymiind 2nd-Jun-2014 10:46 pm (UTC)
I will forever love Pacific Rim first and foremost for him lol <3 😍😍😍️ Dat body damn
sphinx81 3rd-Jun-2014 06:19 am (UTC)
I've loved him since his Nicholas Nickelby days and it blows my mind that it's the same guy in Sons of Anarchy. But yeah, his PacRim look gives me fucking LIFE. He comes off so ridiculously hot and badass, yet adorable.

Edited at 2014-06-03 06:23 am (UTC)
robintheshrew 3rd-Jun-2014 02:12 am (UTC)
Now that is heart-breaking. Life-ruining. However you put it.
denythesymptoms 2nd-Jun-2014 10:33 pm (UTC)
lol pls Charlie. he's much better off in that Del Toro movie
bigbranch 2nd-Jun-2014 10:33 pm (UTC)
girl you dodged a fucking bullet
veritas_44 2nd-Jun-2014 10:34 pm (UTC)
You dodged a bullet, boo. Be glad.
fabouluz 2nd-Jun-2014 10:34 pm (UTC)
I don't think this film is going to make an impression, so you're good for not doing it.
bodyline 2nd-Jun-2014 10:34 pm (UTC)
somehow i think he'll get on alright
fenchurchly 2nd-Jun-2014 10:35 pm (UTC)
Really classy response from him, negl.
yurasama_love 2nd-Jun-2014 10:35 pm (UTC)
oh hon, lbr here, you were resuscitated after being hit by this bullet.
thomasav 2nd-Jun-2014 10:37 pm (UTC)
babydiego 2nd-Jun-2014 10:37 pm (UTC)
babydiego 2nd-Jun-2014 10:37 pm (UTC)
now girl, you know that a lie
thomasav 2nd-Jun-2014 10:38 pm (UTC)
lipkinlip 2nd-Jun-2014 10:37 pm (UTC)
why doesnt charlie just be honest and be like i didnt wanna be part of that mess of a movie? would it really hurt him if he was honest tho.
rabbitncavylove 3rd-Jun-2014 01:58 am (UTC)
He signed on for it though. Then dropped out? He claimed scheduling. Now if he says it was because it was a mess and he changed his mind, he'd look bad. He is better off but he was probably being nice.

Edited at 2014-06-03 01:58 am (UTC)
disney_doctrine 2nd-Jun-2014 10:37 pm (UTC)

english, irish and scottish guys have ruined me for other nationalities


Edited at 2014-06-02 10:39 pm (UTC)
bigbranch 2nd-Jun-2014 10:39 pm (UTC)
just look at benedict cumberbatch for a while until you're cured
readmymiind 2nd-Jun-2014 10:45 pm (UTC)
babydiego 2nd-Jun-2014 10:45 pm (UTC)
rude ass
mrcumberbatch 2nd-Jun-2014 10:57 pm (UTC)
i have provided visual aids below
disney_doctrine 2nd-Jun-2014 10:58 pm (UTC)
i'm not into interspecific attraction
ivysaur 2nd-Jun-2014 11:46 pm (UTC)
mrcumberbatch 2nd-Jun-2014 10:57 pm (UTC)

whutness 2nd-Jun-2014 11:26 pm (UTC)
this comment just blew my mind because I never realized he was English. I always just assumed he was American.
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