Charlie Hunnam’s exit from Fifty Shades Of Grey came as a shock to many, but according to one insider close to the actor, the role “was not what he wanted for his career.”
The Sons Of Anarchy star, who plays a tough biker in the hit series, was surprised at all the attention his selection received from fans of the novel and the media.
Christian Grey is a controversial role, in that portraying him will require a lot of nudity and sex scenes, which Hunnam didn’t seem to have a problem with.
In one of his first comments after the decision to cast him as Grey was made, he alluded to the fact that the first professional experience he had was portraying a gay man and so he was prepared to play the twisted lover.
“The attention and the pressure was intense. More than anything he hates attention and being in Fifty Shades of Grey would force him to do lots of media. That’s really not his thing. Charlie doesn’t want to be massively famous. Plus, he hates conforming and being told what to do. This role would force him to have to be something he is not.”
The studio had to hire a bodyguard for the hunky actor to keep the fans and media at bay. Comparisons have been made with what happened to the stars of the Twilight saga, and that is not the kind of career the veteran actor is after.
The official explanation is that Hunnam was extremely busy with Sons Of Anarchy’s new season, which started filming on October 11, and his schedule would have interfered with the filming for the movie.
With the departure of Charlie Hunnam from Fifty Shades, the role of Christian Grey is once again open and speculation continues. Who should play Christian Grey alongside Dakota Johnson?