'Fifty Shades' movie: Charlie Hunnam has 'tangible' chemistry with co-star
September 9th, 2013
05:16 PM ET

'Fifty Shades' movie: Charlie Hunnam has 'tangible' chemistry with co-star

If it's big screen heat "Fifty Shades of Grey" fans want, Charlie Hunnam plans to deliver.

The 33-year-old "Sons of Anarchy" star told press at the "SOA" premiere event this weekend that he has definite chemistry with co-star Dakota Johnson - and that he has no qualms about doing any sexy scenes.

In fact, it was his ability to connect with Johnson that made Hunnam decide he wanted to portray author E.L. James' handsome, wealthy and seductive Christian Grey.

"As soon as we got in the room and started reading with Dakota, I knew that I definitely wanted to do it, because there was a tangible chemistry between us," Hunnam said.

Given that "Fifty Shades" is based on James' erotic novel about an inexperienced college student named Anastasia Steele (Johnson) who gets an education at the hands of billionaire Grey, both actors should expect to have steamy scenes. (If screenwriter Kelly Marcel gets her way, this could wind up being NC-17.)

But, Hunnam pointed out, it's not like he's never done explicit work on camera before.

“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," the actor said. "My first job was on a Channel 4 miniseries called 'Queer as Folk.' (There were) incredibly explicit sexual scenes with a man. ... If I could do it when I was 18 with a guy, I can certainly do it at 33 with a lady."


Filed under: Casting Chronicles • Celebrities • movies

soundoff (8 Responses)
  1. AprilElaine

    Charlie Hunnam is a perfect fit for Christian Grey and anyone who doesn't think so can suck it. He's a wonderful actor, handsome and very talented. I can't wait to see how he brings this character to life!!! Love you JAX!!!! :)

    September 12, 2013 at 12:25 pm | Report abuse |
  2. d

    God is he nasty looking enough or what. Damn they went cheap.

    September 12, 2013 at 6:30 am | Report abuse |
  3. Alvarez

    I have a strong desire to splatter some butt mud on his face.

    September 12, 2013 at 12:15 am | Report abuse |
  4. Meh

    Safety word = zzzzzzzzzzz

    September 10, 2013 at 3:15 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Nice shirt...

    sigh...

    September 10, 2013 at 1:30 pm | Report abuse |
  6. CJ

    Love you Charlie. Can't wait for the movie.

    September 10, 2013 at 12:55 pm | Report abuse |
  7. BIG SHIZ

    That's who should have played green arrow. He looks just like the comic book version. Unlike that punk that can't act.

    September 10, 2013 at 9:54 am | Report abuse |
  8. *

    Huh? Oh yeah, 1st!

    September 10, 2013 at 8:18 am | Report abuse |

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