Charlie Hunnam Gets Showered In Lingerie After Fifty Shades of Grey Casting

Since he was announced as the lead in 50 Shades of Grey, Charlie Hunnam has been inundated by lingerie on his doorstep from attention-seeking ladies.

Some die-hard book fans were outraged when the Sons of Anarchy actor was cast as Christian Grey, but there seem to be a lot of women who love the decision – so much so that they want to leave him their underwear.

“We’ve seen frilly knickers, bras and even stockings left at his door by some fans of the book as they try to get his attention,” said Charlie’s LA neighbour, according to The Daily Star.

“It has been very odd. I’ve never seen anything quite like it.”

The book’s author, E.L. James, confirmed his role at the start of September alongside Dakota Johnson, who will play Anastasia Steele. The announcement didn’t go down well with book fans, who took to Twitter and began petitions to show how angry they were at the decision.

The producer, Dana Brunetti, defended their choice, tweeting: “There is a lot that goes into casting that isn’t just looks. Talent, availability, their desire to do it, chemistry with other actor, etc. So if your favourite wasn’t cast, then it is most likely due to something on that list. Keep that in mind while hating and keep perspective.”

The 33-year-old Geordie is most known for his roles in Pacific Rim, Queer as Folk and Sons of Anarchy. He will begin shooting 50 Shades in November.