Charlie Hunnam has been hard at work since his days as Jax Teller on Sons of Anarchy. Following seven seasons on the hit biker drama, Hunnam is starting to expand his career on the big screens. In his latest role, Hunnam is taking on the lead in Guy Ritchie’s King Arthur: Legend of the Sword.
According to Comic Book, Hunnam actually compared his portrayal of King Arthur with Jax. Although Hunnam did a lot to distance himself from the character, he admitted that Arthur’s storyline paralleled Jax’s loyalty to his family and club.
“I was certainly cognizant of it and wanted to try to distance myself. King Arthur was the first thing I did after Sons had finished so I was eager to have sort of a departure from that and not repeat too much, but there were just inherent similarities and I realized that it would be foolish to try to fight it,” Hunnam explained.
“It’s about loyalty to your brothers and the sort of unlikely family growing up,” he added. “We all need family, so he’s developed this little family around.”