Charlie Hunnam speaks on '50 Shades' exit
October 22nd, 2013
04:30 PM ET

Charlie Hunnam speaks on '50 Shades' exit

Now that he's no longer tied to "Fifty Shades of Grey," Charlie Hunnam is ready to embrace his freedom.

At his first public appearance since Universal announced the actor will no longer portray the successful and suave Christian Grey, Hunnam broke his silence on his post-"Grey" life.

As the 33-year-old explained to E! News, the offered part came in the middle of a "really busy time." Aside from his work on FX's popular "Sons of Anarchy," Hunnam has also been dealing with "some family stuff."

"I am doing good (after dropping 'Fifty Shades')," Hunnam said. "(I'm) just trying to stay focused and stay positive and keep trying to do a good job at work and be with my family," he told E!.

It seems the actor's father passed away this past May, and he's looking forward to spending time with loved ones soon.

"When I wrap ('Sons of Anarchy') I'm going to go to England and see my people, and then I have a film I'm doing with Guillermo (del Toro), another film that I've been scheduled to do for the last year."

According to IMDb, Hunnam is committed to del Toro's 2015 thriller called "Crimson Peak." "Right when we wrapped 'Pacific Rim,' Guillermo and I had a wonderful time on that, collaborating together, and he signed on to do this movie and he said right away, 'I'd love for you to come on and be a part of it.' So I'm going to do that, and then concentrate on the final season of 'Sons.' ... I just want to finish that strong, and then go on to a new chapter of life."

As Hunnam looks ahead, the "Fifty Shades of Grey" movie is re-examining its options - the studio has yet to announce a replacement to play Christian Grey.

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soundoff (6 Responses)
  1. Even though the actor hates me....

    I feel we are compatible in the yucky I crazy.

    October 29, 2013 at 2:43 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Rita

    He's gorgeous!! Damn those book fans who protested against him. You'll regret it because if Matt Boomer not playing the role of Christian Grey then whoever is cast will surely flop. It should've been Charlie!!

    October 22, 2013 at 8:40 pm | Report abuse |
    • gah

      i agree. i saw the casting announced and was doubtful, but i think it was all the pictures with the big beard that did him no favors. when i saw him in pacific rim, i had to admit he looked the part. he has the sculpted physique described in the book and he had great physical presence. i think all the clamoring fans should've had an open mind

      October 27, 2013 at 2:15 pm | Report abuse |

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