Charlie Hunnam and Universal Pictures made headlines this weekend as the biggest Hollywood break-up since "TomKat" imploded. The announcement gave little insight for the reason Hunnam will not be part of the "Fifty Shades of Grey" film, simply citing a scheduling conflict. Cinema Blend noted on Oct 13 that the decision was likely studio made, "Focus Features is obviously hoping to make a ton of money" and "Hunnam isn’t exactly a super well known actor."
There is also a disconnect between the reality of Charlie Hunnam's schedule and the Universal statement. Apparently, Team Fifty and Hunnam parted ways due to the actor's "immersive TV schedule which is not allowing him time to adequately prepare for the role of Christian Grey." The reality is the "Sons of Anarchy" star has not had any changes made to his schedule, so he knew exactly how much time he would have to get ready for filming in Vancouver.
So what is the real story? While more details will slowly come out, news outlets are perpetuating the rumor that Hunnam was simply not ready for the attention. A source told E!, "More than anything he hates attention and being in Fifty Shades of Grey would force him to do lots of media. That's really not his thing. Charlie doesn't want to be massively famous. Plus, he hates conforming and being told what to do. This role would force him to have to be something he is not."
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