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Why Did ‘Fifty Shades Of Grey’ Star Charlie Hunnam Originally Turn Down The Christian Grey Role In The Movie?

By Staff Writer | September 25, 2013 01:24 PM EDT

 

Charlie Hunnam was cast to star as Christian Grey in the movie adaptation of "Fifty Shades Of Grey." Now, reports reveal that Charlie Hunnam originally turned down the role of Christian Grey in "Fifty Shades of Grey."

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Charlie Hunnam initially turned down the lead role in the upcoming "Fifty Shades Of Grey" movie before changing his mind, Hollywood.com reports.

Peter Weller, one of the directors on the hit TV show that Hunnam stars in, "Sons of Anarchy," admitted he talked to Hunnam about the part of Christian Grey in the movie and attempted to change his mind about turning down the job.

"[Charlie] was on my set when they (the Fifty Shades of Grey producers) came back to him and they wanted him to do it because he passed on it once, you know," Weller said. "They came back to him and I said, 'Charlie, Charlie, Charlie, what do you think, this is too pulpy or something?' He said, 'Ah'. (I said) 'Well, let me give you the list of actors who did matinee idol style stuff, beginning with Cary Grant - let's go there. If you don't do this, I'll burn your house down'."

Hunnam eventually accepted the role, but insists he first turned the job down due to scheduling issues, Hollywood.com reports.

"I went and read the first book to get a clearer idea of who this character was and felt even more excited about the prospect of bringing him to life," Hunnam said. "(But) there was a bit of a timing issue where I just wanted to insure (sic) that I was going to have enough time to really do the preparation so I can bring this guy to life and do him justice and when they decided to push the schedule to accommodate that then I was a no-brainer and I was in."

The "Fifty Shades of Grey" movie adaptation is set to release on the big screen by August 1, 2014. 

 

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