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Charlie Hunnam Talks 'Fifty Shades of Grey' for First Time!

Charlie Hunnam Talks 'Fifty Shades of Grey' for First Time!

Charlie Hunnam makes his first official appearance since his casting in Fifty Shades of Grey while walking the red carpet at the premiere of Sons of Anarchy‘s sixth season on Saturday night (September 7) at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood.

The 33-year-old actor spoke with The Hollywood Reporter about the upcoming film. Find out what he had to say:

On his first meeting with Dakota Johnson: “As soon as we got in the room and started reading with Dakota, I knew that I definitely wanted to do it, because there was a tangible chemistry between us. It felt kind of exciting and fun and weird and compelling, and so that was it.”

On if he has worries about the sex scenes: “My first job was on a Channel 4 miniseries called Queer as Folk. It was incredibly explicit sexual scenes with a man. I mean I’m 16 and 17 years wiser now. So if I could do it when I was 18 with a guy, I can certainly do it at 33 with a lady.”

On how his girlfriend Morgana McNelis helped him make his decision: “It’s very hard to be with an actor. She’s required to share parts of me that she wouldn’t really want to share. With the nature of this role, that’s going to be times 10… She read them and loved them and was really excited about the potential of the opportunity for me. If anything, I think it will make us closer. ”

Also pictured inside: Charlie‘s co-stars Katey Sagal, Ron Perlman, Maggie Siff, Theo Rossi, Kim Coates, and series creator Kurt Sutter at the premiere.

FYI: Katey is wearing a Basler dress, Manolo Blahnik shoes, a JustFab clutch, and Loree Rodkin jewelry. Maggie is wearing Graziela Gems rings and earrings.

30+ pictures inside Charlie Hunnam and others at the premiere…

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Credit: Kevin Winter; Photos: Getty, AKM-GSI
Posted to: Charlie Hunnam, Fifty Shades of Grey, Katey Sagal, Morgana McNelis

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# 1

I just can’t wait for the tampon scene.

# 2

i don t like, he is awful

# 3
IanMattHenry @ 09/08/2013 at 12:19 am

GROSS. EW. YUCK

# 4

funny is hes wearing a grey suit lol

# 5

Of all the actors looked at for the role, he’s probably the only one who has the acting chops to make the character more dimensional and humanized. 50 Shades can easily become a fail as bad as Showgirls, but luckily it seems like they have a decent cast and crew that can surpass its already super low expectations. Charlie Hunnam is an incredible actor. Sadly, he hasn’t received the recognition he deserves. Sure, 50 shades obviously wont be a critical success, but it can be a box office hit and hopefully give him the ability to act in movies that can truly show his talent. I’m glad he got the role and hopefully he can prove the critics wrong and show that he and Dakota were a good choice for the roles.

# 6

Was Morgana with him at this shindig? She doesn’t show up at some of these things.Hope she goes to Vancouver. We all know what happened about 3 years ago to a famous singer and someone else husband.

# 7

Two words: career suicide. This is the new Twilight franchise.

# 8

It seems like he’s not letting all the negative things people have said get to him. I’m glad he isn’t and I can’t wait for the movie.

# 9

@Franson: wont make a 10th of the Twilight franchise

love himmmm!

but did he answer any sons of anarachy questions?

(four words: YOU ARE VERY WRONG.) Have you seen Sons of Anarchy, this guys can act! The franchise is going to be saved by this guy, I mean he is not like most of the movie star and Robert Pattinson with a shy-presence-lookalike-model-baby-face, this guy has strong personality and he talks like a bad ass street guy with ‘an attitude and if you have seen SOA you know how this guy act bad ass when he is hooking up with a woman or a stripper so he will be good as Christian Grey. Second of all, it is not career suicide cause he is a tv-star and that role is going to put him on the map and even if the movie goes wrong people are gonna wanna work with him because of his acting skills are solid. & for the twilight franchise, I’m not a fan but look where the actors are, they are working a lot and pretty sure they make their millions!! For what its worth he is gonna be tasting more fame and more money no matter how bad the movie goes and I’m 100% a lot of people are going to see it just for the curiosity

The only thing I’d every seen Charlie in a few years back was a UK made period drama called, “Nicholas Nickleby” with my girlfriend. After seeing that if anybody told me that he was next going to be starring as a VP of an outlaw biker club in a new series, I would have thought there was no chance he could pull that off….well, I was sure wrong, as he really nails it as Jax Teller in SoA, so maybe he won’t have any trouble with Christian Grey? We’ll see.

I am soo not down sharing him with these ’50 shade of grey’ *******…..

I’m glad Matt declined the role. I like Charlie if Matt didnt want it. He’s not Matt but he’ll do decent job.

This movie is going to flop, flop, flop. Some books are just not meant to be on the big screen and 50 Shades is one of them. There is a reason most turned down the role, it’s career suicide. They scrapped the bottom of the barrel and this is what they came up with; a scruffy looking d list actor and a z list actress.

Some of you are so rude! People are acting as if 50 Shades of Grey is an amazing piece of literature! It’s fan fiction, very badly written fan fiction at that and Charlie is a great actor who I think is going to surprise everyone. Wait until you see the trailer to judge, damn! Also I never realized that he looks a lot like Tom Hardy. Two fiiiiiine men I’d love to climb like a tree lol

The movie is a big FLOP. They couldn’t get good actors so they settled for a D-List and a double Z list actress. I agree some books are not meant to be on the big screen. The book was a page turner regardless how amateurish written it was. Both actors are wrong for the parts. They’re not beautiful as what E.L. James kept emphasizing over and over in the 3 books about it.

ACK! I waited for the movie only to be disappointed at the chose actors. I’m not watching it. I’m reserving my Christian and Anastasia as I see it in the books. Ugly actors = turn off at the movies.

I don’t like him …He’s not Christian …

I’ve seen his video in ***** as folk in youtube and he finally looks clean and with short hair. The problem is.. His mole on his face between his cheek and his mouth. It’s very disturbing. I don’t want christian grey to have a huge mole on the face.

@Dee: Me either! I loved that he was my little known crush.

Readers are very quickly loosing interest in the books the more the time pass, Fifty shades of Grey is more than ever a jocking material for others, and they managed to alienate a big portion of the most hardocore fans with the way they handled the announcement of the cast…, doesn’t smell good at all for the success of the movie, but the reviews are bound to be hilarious, can’t wait !

@PRESIDENT-ELECT-ROMNEY: OMG! Mitt Romney as Christian Grey!

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO @ 09/08/2013 at 4:32 am

I just cant see him successfully pull of the classy billionaire businessman thing. The sex scenes yes. But the character needs to be so much more then that.

I can’t understand all the hate. I’m agree witrh Matt Bomer being Grey because he appears to my mind like the character but if he didn’t want to do it, ok. Charlie was finally the one who will be Christian Grey (he isn’t like the book’s description, right) but I’ll give him a chance. I saw him in Sons of Anarchy and he’s really good! iIn the other hand, the female choice is the one I dislike, I find Dakota older than her age and not even cute…

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