I don’t know anything about Charlie Hunnam. I don’t watch Sons of Anarchy, I’ve never seen him in an interview and I don’t pay much attention to him in my daily life. That being said, I feel like he must be a rather clever and respectable young man, and that is based entirely on his decision to back out of 50 Shades of Grey because he realized how disastrous it would be.
In a new interview with Men’s Health (via US Weekly), Charlie talks a bit about his decision not to take on the role of Christian Grey, though he still swears it’s because of his shooting schedule and not because he would never be taken seriously again.
“I was going to finish playing a psychopath who’d just lost his wife [in Sons], and five days later I’d be on set playing Christian Grey,” the hunky 34-year-old told the mag for its December issue. “I was like, ‘This is going to be a f—ing disaster.’ It was the opposite of how I’ve tried to ground my career, not stretch myself too thin, and always do my homework.
Hunnam further explained that “there’s a tendency in this Hollywood machinery to take on too much. You end up not being able to give everything you want.” He learned early on that that kind of lifestyle doesn’t work for him. “Since I was young, I’ve been aware that I need time to myself to process everything,” he told Men’s Health.
Well, whatever the reason, dropping out of that softcore shit show is probably the best decision he’ll ever make in life. Keep in mind that he could have had far more fame and fortune by doing 50 Shades than he’ll ever get on Sons of Anarchy, at least mainstream-wise, so I think it says something of his character that he shied away from that.
Here’s one more photo, for your troubles: