Charlie Hunnam knows he’s “probably not what everybody imagined” when he was cast for the “Fifty Shades of Grey” movie. However, the actor who will portray Christian Grey told Entertainment Weekly on Wednesday that he plans to satisfy the fans of the erotic trilogy and look good doing it.
Entertainment Weekly interviewed the cast and creator of FX’s “Sons of Anarchy” and picked their brains on Hunnam’s decision to star as the tormented star of “Fifty Shades of Grey,” including Charlie, who admitted that he isn’t what fans of the book expected.
There are so many fans of that book and I know that on the surface, I’m probably not what everybody imagined.
Although not a literary masterpiece, “Fifty Shades of Grey” has earned the number one spot on the New York Times Bestseller list, and ascertained a multitude of female fans that have fantasized about Christian Grey and are invested in the life of Anastasia Steele, to be played by 24-year-old Dakota Johnson, a fact Charlie Hunnam understands and appreciates.
Because reading is so personal and people bring a character to life in their imagination, they feel ownership over that character.
The 33-year-old Hunnam is up to the challenge of portraying Christian Grey and hope to look good doing it, a major detail “Fifty” fanatics are concerned about.
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.
“Fifty Shades of Grey” starring Charlie Hunnam and Dakota Johnson, daughter of Melanie Griffith and Don Johnson, is due in theatres August 1, 2014.
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