Charlie Hunnam is moving beyond his role as Jax Teller on Sons of Anarchy with a number of new projects. Now that the hit FX biker series is over, the Hollywood hunk has already worked on several different movie projects and even modeled for a Calvin Klein fragrance.
Hunnam recently sat down with Details and discussed dealing with the end of Sons of Anarchy and his new role in Crimson Peak.
“I pretty much wore nothing but plaid shirts for the last seven years, and then as soon as I finished, I just felt compelled to have a massive spring cleaning. I just went through and got rid of everything,” Hunnam revealed. “I put everything I had into that show. I lived it as much as I could. I never got in a car the whole seven years. I was only on my bike and rolling around with a bunch of real bikers and occasionally acting like a maniac.”
Hunnam went on to talk about how hard it was to let go of the character he spent so many years portraying.
“As stupid as it sounds, it really felt like a genuine bereavement, because he was this guy that I loved and hung out with constantly for seven years. It was a lot of tears for, like, two or three weeks, every time I thought about it. Then one day, I woke up and was like, ‘Okay, it’s time to move on. RIP, Jax Teller.'”
With Sons of Anarchy finished, Charlie Hunnam has taken his acting skills to the big screen. The actor is set to appear alongside Jessica Chastain and Tom Hiddleston in the Guillermo del Toro film Crimson Peak.
In the same interview with Details, Hunnam discussed the upcoming movie. “It’s beautiful, it’s him absolutely in his wheelhouse. It’s a classic Gothic romance set against a backdrop of this very rural house in the middle of nowhere. Everybody did a great job, Jessica [Chastain] absolutely killed it, she’s wonderful in the film. I think it’s one of Guillermo’s best films, if not maybe his best film,” Hunnam stated.
In addition to his role in the Del Toro feature, Hunnam is currently filming for a part in the Guy Ritchie film Knights of the Roundtable: King Arthur. In preparation for the role, Hunnam spent ample amounts of time in the gym working on his figure. According to Movie News Guide, he “would allot two and a half hours for working out.”
With all the success he’s enjoyed over the years, it seems as though his hard work ethic is definitely paying off. Watch Charlie Hunnam in Crimson Peak when it premieres on October 16, 2015.
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