Charlie Hunnam Talks ‘Painful’ Decision To Drop Out Of ‘Fifty Shades’


Fifty Shades of Grey may have made a buttload of money, but Charlie Hunnam look pretty bad-ass on the cover of Entertainment Weeklyso we should all get over it and move on to Knights of the Roundtable: King Arthur, just like Charlie did. But of course Charlie had to once again address his departure from the Fifty Shades movie franchise. “It was very, very painful for me, that whole process, just very unpleasant. I felt like I let myself down. I let those people down on Fifty Shades that I’d grown to really love and respect. It’s just a really unpleasant period of time for me.”

“For the first time in my life, [I] had more work than I had time to do it. It’s very hard to be disciplined in that situation and understand what is going to be required to all of that work to the best of your ability and have yourself surrounded by people,” Hunnam said before adding, “You see it all the time in Hollywood.There’s a tendency to make hay while the sun shines and to capitalize on every second once somebody gets hot and people just get burnt out. That’s what I started to do.”

Why the need to bring up Fifty Shades again? Remember when Charlie was banned on Twitter after landing the role of ‘Christian Grey.’ Now that’s probably why he passed on the gig…

Photo from EW