Remember when Charlie Hunnam was supposed to play Christian Grey in the Fifty Shades of Grey film? Well many fans of both the book and Hunnam were devastated when he dropped out of the project. Claiming that scheduling conflicts were the primary reason for his departure from the film's production, many fans began to speculate on the "real" reason why he left. During his recent interview for V Man magazine, he has not changed his tune and stands behind his original comments.
When Hunnam was asked about calling director Sam Taylor-Johnson and giving her the bad news, he had this to say:
"I called her and we both cried our eyes out on the phone for 20 minutes. I needed to tell her that this was not going to work. I was going to finish Sons, shoot the whole sequence where Tara was brutally murdered, fly to Vancouver the next day, have 10 days of rehearsal, and then start shooting. Then I was going to have three days after that and I'd have to start shooting Crimson Peak and then I'd have two days to travel and go back into season seven of Sons. There was a lot of personal stuff going on in my life that left me on real emotional shaky ground and mentally weak. I just got myself so f*cking overwhelmed and I was sort of having panic attacks about the whole thing. I just didn't know what to do."
When Hunnam was asked why making his decision was so difficult for him, he revealed:
"Oh it was the worst professional experience of my life. It was the most emotionally destructive and difficult thing that I've ever had to deal with professionally. It was heartbreaking."
Charlie Hunnam is not backing down from his comments!
Charlie Hunnam stands behind his original comments and continues to say the main reason for the decision was solely due to scheduling conflicts. Many people across the internet still believe that Hunnam dropped out because of the extreme sexual context of the film and Charlie also commented on this issue:
"The outside perception of that was that I got really cold feet and got scared of the explicit nature of the sexuality of the piece. When I was 18 I was getting f*cked in the ass, completely naked on national TV, y'know?"
So we now know that Hunnam was not afraid of the sexual nature of the film but what exactly did he mean at the end of his comment?
Charlie and Little Finger had a fling?
In the UK television series Queer as Folk, Charlie Hunnam and Game of Thrones actor Aidan Gillen had a sexual relationship! It is crazy to think that Jax Teller and Lord Baelish had a thing! So this proves that Charlie was not afraid of Fifty Shades of Grey's overly sexual context, all the more the reason to believe his reason for dropping out. He would of made a hell of a Christian Grey though, right?