Charlie Hunnam has already dealt with some backlash over his "Fifty Shades of Grey" casting and he is finally speaking up about the controversy. On Oct 9 Entertainment Weekly revealed that Hunnam knew he was "probably not what everybody imagined" to play Christian Grey. Luckily for Team Fifty he did not let that stop him from accepting the role.
“There are so many fans of that book and I know that on the surface, I’m probably not what everybody imagined. Because reading is so personal and people bring a character to life in their imagination, they feel ownership over that character. That’s daunting if I allowed myself to think about it too much. I’m taking it very seriously and intend to explore the nature of who this character is, what motivates him—and also dress up nice and look good in those suits.”
Hunnam, 33, can rest easy as fans are on board with his casting and even his "Sons of Anarchy" co-stars had nothing but positive things to say about the role. Katy Sagal, who plays his mother, may not want to see him in the red room of pain but she knows he will do an amazing job as the mercurial billionaire. Sagal told the magazine, "The choice was not an obvious one for him. But for good or bad, he will throw himself 100 percent in. I don’t know if I want to see all that, but maybe." Show creator Kurt Sutter gave Hunnam the ultimate compliment saying, "He is a star, in all the right ways."
Hunnam's on-screen wife, Maggie Siff, spoke seriously with the actor about the part. "I think he’s very brave to do it. He doesn't do anything unless he feels it deep down. He’s not going to do something because all of his agents are telling him to do something. That’s what makes me think it stands a chance of being really, really great. If he has that conviction going in, then you know it’ll be great"
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