The ‘Sons of Anarchy’ star may have passed up the chance to strip down in ‘Fifty Shades’ but he’s giving fans a consolation prize by posing shirtless for the December 2014 issue of ‘Men’s Health’ magazine! Charlie also disses ’50 Shades’ to the mag, saying it would have been a ‘fu**ing disaster!’
Charlie Hunnam, 33, gracefully turned down the role of Christian Grey in Fifty Shades of Grey, but he’s a little more forthcoming about his true feelings in his new interview with Men’s Health. Charlie even says that accepting the part after Sons of Anarchy would have derailed his career — here’s why!
Charlie Hunnam Shirtless: ‘Sons Of Anarchy’ Star Strips, Disses ‘Fifty Shades’
We have to say, Charlie looks incredible shirtless! In the pics he shows off his hot body and huge biceps. Wow!
But on a more serious note, Charlie’s character on Sons of Anarchy couldn’t be more different from Christian Grey, and that definitely raised some red flags for the actor.
“I was going to finish playing a psychopath who’d just lost his wife [in Sons of Anarchy], and five days later I’d be on set playing Christian Grey. I was like, ‘This is going to be a f**king disaster. It was the opposite of how I’ve tried to ground my career, not stretch myself too thin, and always do my homework,” Charlie says in Men’s Health, according to E!
“There’s a tendency in this Hollywood machinery to take on too much. You end up not being able to give everything you want,” Charlie continues.
As HollywoodLife.com previously reported, Charlie was so worried about fitting the role into his crazy schedule that he had a “nervous breakdown!” As much as we would have loved to see Charlie play Christian, things seems to have worked out for the best, with hunky Jamie Dornan stepping up to the role.
‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ Teaser
A new teaser for the S&M flick was released on Nov. 6, and a lot of sexy stuff went down!
We get a peek at a shirtless Jamie putting on one of his nice suits before heading over to his tie drawer full of, of course, grey ties. Beyonce‘s “Haunted” set the mood just right, and we actually got chills down our spine when we saw the words “Mr. Grey Will See You Now” flash across the screen!
What do YOU think, HollywoodLifers? Do you think Charlie would have made a better Christian Grey than Jamie? Sound off below!
— Julianne Ishler