Nooooooo! Seriously gorgeous Charlie Hunnam has backed out of playing Christian Grey in the “Fifty Shades of Grey” movie, apparently because his “Sons of Anarchy” filming scheduling is not allowing him to “adequately prepare” for the role. I sure hope he wasn’t badgered out of playing the character because some fans weren’t pleased with the casting. (“Twilight” diehards weren’t happy with Robert Pattinson being cast as Edward Cullen at first either. But they came around.) Hunnam had previously told Entertainment Weekly, “There are so many fans of that book and I know that on the surface, I’m probably not what everybody imagined. Because reading is so personal and people bring a character to life in their imagination, they feel ownership over that character. That’s daunting if I allowed myself to think about it too much. I’m taking it very seriously and intend to explore the nature of who this character is, what motivates him — and also dress up nice and look good in those suits.”
Sigh. Such a bummer. I thought he was perfectly unexpected. Back to the drawing board I guess. Who would you like to see replace him as Christian Grey? [Entertainment Weekly]
Charlie Hunnam, the newly announced star playing the role of Christian Grey in the film adaptation of “Fifty Shades of Grey”, was spotted wearing a shirt that really gave a thumbs up to marijuana; the shirt said “Alternative Herbal Health Services”. Obviously supporting medicinal marijuana; is Hunnam a fan of the green? Read more at Celeb Dirty Laundry…
When Jessica heard that British hottie Charlie Hunnam had been cast as Christian Grey in the “Fifty Shades of Grey” movie, she told me she was unenthused, mostly because she wasn’t sure the admittedly sexy “Sons of Anarchy” actor could successfully play a sexual dominant. So I dug up this clip of Hunnam on the UK version of “Queer As Folk,” giving that guy who played Tommy Carcetti on “The Wire” and Littlefinger on “Game of Thrones” a handjob in a bathroom (NSFW, obvs). He’s not paddling anyone’s ass, but I think Jess might be willing to give Charlie a shot now.
After seriously months and months of speculation, Fifty Shades of Grey fans finally have their Anastasia Steele and Christian Grey. As we reported yesterday, they’ll be played by Dakota Johnson, daughter of Don Johnson and Melanie Griffith, and star of the short-lived FX sitcom “Ben & Kate,” and Charlie Hunnam, the hot dude who played Jackson ‘Jax’ Teller on “Sons of Anarchy” and Raleigh Becket in the recent robots vs. monsters movie “Pacific Rim.” The British actor, 33, is poised to (maybe) become the next Brad Pitt.
But who is Charlie Hunnam, anyway? Considering we’re about to spend a whole lot of time watching him whip Anastasia Steele into submission, we should know these things, right?
Find out after the jump! Keep reading »
Dakota Johnson, bend over, because you’ve been naughty. According to Deadline, Johnson – daughter of Melanie Griffith and Don Johnson, and step-daughter of Antonio Banderas — has been officially cast as Anastasia Steele in the film adaptation of E.L. James’ Fifty Shades of Grey. She’ll be joined by the panty-dropping “Sons of Anarchy” star Charlie Hunnam as Christian Grey. I never personally considered Johnson for the role — not that my opinion matters in the slightest — but I’m enthused by it! Johnson was really quite good in the short-lived TV show “Ben & Kate.” Plus, the film is being directed by Sam Taylor-Wood, known for her art work and indie pedigree, so maybe the movie will end up being better than the writing it’s based on. As for Hunnam? Ughgfhwdgfhwgfh, take me to your Red Room of Pain, master! [Deadline, Deadline (2)]