Charlie landing the role of a lifetime as Christian Grey in ‘Fifty Shades Of Grey’ is great for him and all, but how is his longtime girlfriend going to feel about him getting raw and raunchy with another woman? The actor himself revealed the answer to that question EXCLUSIVELY to HollywoodLife.com.
Actors’ girlfriends are always put in an awkward situation when their significant other has to film a sex scene with another girl. And Fifty Shades of Grey isn’t your average one-sex-scene movie! So how is Morgana McNelis, the girlfriend of Charlie Hunnam, feeling now that she knows her man will be playing the S&M aficionado Christian Grey?
Charlie Hunnam’s Girlfriend On Board With ‘Fifty Shades’ Role
Charlie admits exclusively to HollywoodLife.com that it can’t be easy for Morgana: “She’s required to share parts of me that she wouldn’t really want to share so of course with the nature of this role that’s going to be times ten.”
So instead of telling his girlfriend that he was taking the role, he made it a mutual decision. “She was a part of the decision-making process,” Charlie says. “But she loved the books, she read them and loved them and she was really excited at the potential of this opportunity for me.”
Charlie Hunnam: ‘Fifty Shades’ Could Make Me & Morgana McNelis Closer
That sort of support is remarkable — considering the things Charlie will have to do with his co-star Dakota Johnson as the star of Fifty Shades of Grey — and it’s proof that their relationship is extremely strong. And who knows — maybe Morgana watching Charlie in the raunchy role will be a good thing for them.
Charlie agrees: “If anything, I think it will bring us closer.”
What do you think, HollywoodLifers? How would you feel if your boyfriend had to play Christian Grey? Let us know!
— Andrew Gruttadaro