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Charlie Hunnam Exits 'Fifty Shades of Grey' Movie

Charlie Hunnam Exits 'Fifty Shades of Grey' Movie

Charlie Hunnam has exited from the highly anticipated film Fifty Shades of Grey, according to Deadline!

“The filmmakers of Fifty Shades of Grey and Charlie Hunnam have agreed to find another male lead given Hunnam’s immersive TV schedule which is not allowing him time to adequately prepare for the role of Christian Grey,” Universal Pictures shared in a statement about the 33-year-old actor.

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Prior to leaving the project, Charlie recently shared to EW, “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.”

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  • http://- Kate

    Wow … smart move Charlie!

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  • Steph

    Wowwww. I’m kinds happy tho lol

  • jowinn


  • MrsDD


    I knew there was hope for you


  • Pauline

    That’s good news . He didn’t exactly fit for the movie …
    He can’t go back to his terrible show :)

  • soko_gr

    hire chase crawford NOW!!!!!!!!

  • Pauline

    * can

  • Victoria

    This is really disappointing. I think Charlie is a wonderful actor and he would have been a fantastic Christian Grey. I hope he did not bow out due to fan pressure. Regardless I’m still watching Sons of anarchy for him :)

  • kelli

    does this mean matt bomer can be cast? please!!

  • jowinn

    Go Ian, Go!

  • SOA fan

    I was only going to watch it if he was in it. I didn’t read the books but I read plenty reviews saying it’s poorly written. Anyway I’m kinda glad he dropped out because I don’t think the movie would have turned out to be that great considering the amount bad reviews the book itself had gotten. Charlie’s better off! I’m sure he can land MUCH better roles in the future.

  • laly

    Thank god, im so happy he’s to good for this crap AND he’s on the best tv show… Good for him.

  • tick

    No actor with any credibility or integrity would want to be associated with that garbage in any way, shape or form. It affects your reputation, your ability to gain future roles, and your whole career. Actors need to choose their roles carefully, like Johnny Depp does.

  • tucu

    Good, he is way too good of an actor to be on this movie. Also, he will have been remebered like that “50 shades of grey” actor and I don’t think that would be good. He is handsome, likeable and a good actor. He can do so much better without soft porn

  • Read

    i am glad for him at the same time i m a lil bumped!

  • Not your friend

    Woooow, this is insane…I’m sure it’s due to crazy women complaining he was not good enough for what they had imagined in their dreamy heads…sick..costing somebody a job and humiliation…so sad

  • http://@Ana_Adler_ Ana Adler

    what? he read the book and changed his mind? :D :D

  • LiiL

    Finally, good news! Thank God!

  • Juliana

    i was only excited about the movie because of him :/

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  • Natalee

    Sounds like a bunch of grown a** women wanted him out and got him out. Just as bad as those silly Bieber fans. Grow up ladies.

  • liza

    @Juliana: me too

  • sammy

    yessss…I love Charlie Hunnam and I am glad he is exiting the project :D … he is made for better things than pleasing some old women :D

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  • Pam

    Smart move Charlie. Get away from that crap. No one with brains would attach themselves to that garbage.

  • lexy hates bilson

    Thank God!! Best Move Ever Charlie!!

  • blondie12

    @jowinn: Ian is too old for this role. It has already been stated, besides, he works 9-10 months a year on TVD so he has no time anyways.

  • yaya

    I don’t think that anyone with some sort of career would risk it for the small possibility of this movie not being crap. So people need to stop thinking that Somerhalder, Cavill or Bomer are going to do this movie. They won’t, it is pretty clear. IMO they’ll pick some random, not very famous actor that wants to be famous pretty quickly and that’s it.

  • Amy

    Matt, Ian and Henry aren’t going to do this movie. All they need is an unknown attractive actor with dark hair and blue eyes.

  • Dee

    Yes!! BEST NEWS EVER. Thank gawd Charlie saw the light. He was waaayyyy too good and talented for a shxxtty role like this! Ian you can have it… And ladies, sorry to disappoint, but people like Matt Bomer and Ryan Gosling AINT interested either, they already passed on this piece of garbage.

  • Rose

    Call Matt Bomer now! He IS the perfect Grey

  • Rose

    He was too good for this crap anyway. I hope this movie stays in production hell.

  • deanna

    A smart move which saved your career Charlie. You’re much better than this movie promised to be, given the dross that the book is. You might want to take a closer look at which ever “advisor” suggested this might be a good choice of role though, and then fire them!

  • Kat

    Thank god. The movie and the book are just BAD BAD BAD. Let them hire a shit actor that fits the bill.

  • cat

    this role could be a career killer..

  • eve

    Ian Somerwhoever desesperately wants the role, he is not too good for the role, he is only a TV actor, he is not Ryan Gosling FFS.

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  • AJ

    He most likely read the part with the tampon/period scene. It would make me drop out too.

  • Janire

    Yes! Good choice there, Charlie.

  • ana maria

    I have a new respect for this guy. Such a good move.

    Has anyone called Matt Bomer yet?

  • Isis Lara

    So… Will Dakato still be attached eventhough she and Charlies had chemistry or would they find someone else too?

  • Nope

    Matt Bomer is not going to get cast. He’s openly gay and not masculine enough for this role.

  • TrueTeller

    YEEEES YESSS!!!!!!!! Thank you Charlie, Thank You God!!!! this shit movie and books was Twilight 2.0 and a career ruiner for an amazing actor! good for you forty year old menopausic women who wanted another actor to play Christian in that disgusting movie.

  • Toots

    I’m so glad he came to his senses…he’s now alot more well known because of this role, so he will probably get more parts in the future. He really dodged a bullet on this one.

  • Dini

    @Pauline: Shut up…Charlie is a very good actor, and it’s bitchy hater/losers like you that probably made him come to his senses. You probably think it’s a well written book, too.

  • gertie

    He was not right for this part, there are alot of sexy talented actors who could do this..and yea i read the books, its just finding the right one.

  • amanda

    @pauline….every single episode of SOA is and will be better than anything that could ever come from such a shoddy source like 50 Shades

  • julie

    Dakota Johnson should drop out next or they should fired her and replace her with youthful innocent looking girl

  • l

    even though i havent read the books i have a real bad feeling about this movie, i just dont think its gonna work.. So, smart move Charlie & keep up the good work!! :)