Charlie Hunnam Finally Speaks on ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ Role


Charlie Hunnam, who has controversially been cast as Christian Grey in the upcoming ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ film adaption, has finally spoken on taken the role. There is currently a mounting petition which fans have signed (it has now reached 75,000 signatures) to recast the movie with whoever they deem more fit for the starring roles, and even Charlie says he wasn’t totally sure about taken on the role at first:

 “I went and read the first book to get a clearer idea of who this character was and felt even more excited about the prospect of bringing him to life… (But) there was a bit of a timing issue where I just wanted to insure (sic) that I was going to have enough time to really do the preparation so I can bring this guy to life and do him justice and when they decided to push the schedule to accommodate that then I was a no-brainer and I was in.”

Peter Weller, director on Charlie’s show ‘The Sons of Anarchy’ says that the actor actually passed on the part initially before saying a final yes after Peter convinced him it was the right decision:

“He was on my set when they (the Fifty Shades of Grey producers) came back to him and they wanted him to do it because he passed on it once, you know. They came back to him and I said, ‘Charlie, Charlie, Charlie, what do you think, this is too pulpy or something?’ He said, ‘Ah’. (I said) ‘Well, let me give you the list of actors who did matinee idol style stuff, beginning with Cary Grant – let’s go there. If you don’t do this, I’ll burn your house down’.”