The news of Charlie Hunnam quitting ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ shocked us all — and so does the real reason he dropped out. Apparently, the 33-year-old actor didn’t want to be the next Robert Pattinson!
Charlie Hunnam officially resigned from the highly sought-after role of Christian Grey on Oct. 12, supposedly due to his hectic TV schedule. Though the Sons of Anarchy actor claimed he was too busy to study for the lead role in Fifty Shades of Grey, the real reason he abandoned the project is because he is worried about his future as a serious actor. Read on for all the details.
Why Did Charlie Hunnam Quit ‘Fifty Shades Of Grey’? — Doesn’t Want To Be RPatz?
“He [Charlie] dropped out of the project because he didn’t want to be typecast,” a source tells People. “He didn’t want the Robert Pattinson-esque attention that would come along with taking on this role.”
Charlie has a point. Since starring in the Twilight films, Rob has not only received consistent attention from the media regarding both his public and private life, but he is also typically cast in romantic dramas such as Remember Me and Like Crazy. Sounds like Charlie doesn’t want to be reduced to a one-genre actor or receive the excessive scrutiny Rob still deals with daily.
Charlie Hunnam: Why He Didn’t Work Out As Christian Grey
Apparently, Charlie was never ready for the celebrity that comes with playing Christian Grey.
“Add that with the studio execs being highly disappointed by the reaction to the casting, they wanted to start over with a clean slate,” a source said on Charlie’s casting.
Even though we’re disappointed that Charlie dropped out, it sounds like it worked out for the best. Hopefully his departure will lead us to finding the perfect Christian Grey once and for all.
What do YOU think of Charlie’s reason for dropping out of Fifty Shades, HollywoodLifers? Do you think it was a good decision for him? Let us know.
— Julianne Ishler