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Charlie Hunnam Shows His Six Pack, Talks 'Emotionally Destructive' Decision to Turn Down 'Fifty Shades'

Charlie Hunnam Shows His Six Pack, Talks 'Emotionally Destructive' Decision to Turn Down 'Fifty Shades'

Charlie Hunnam gives us a peek at his shirtless six-pack in this spread for V Man 34!

Here’s what the 35-year-old actor had to share with the mag:

On turning down Fifty Shades of Grey: “Oh it was the worst professional experience of my life. It was the most emotionally destructive and difficult thing that I’ve ever had to deal with professionally. It was heartbreaking.”

On telling Sam Taylor-Johnson that he was turning down the movie: “I called her and we both cried our eyes out on the phone for 20 minutes. I needed to tell her that this was not going to work. I was going to finish Sons, shoot the whole sequence where Tara was brutally murdered, fly to Vancouver the next day, have ten days of rehearsal, and then start shooting. Then I was going to have three days after that and I’d have to start shooting Crimson Peak and then I’d have two days to travel and go back into season seven of Sons. There was a lot of personal stuff going on in my life that left me on real emotional shaky ground and mentally weak. I just got myself so fucking overwhelmed and I was sort of having panic attacks about the whole thing. I just didn’t know what to do.”

On being okay with the Fifty Shades nudity: “The outside perception of that was that I got really cold feet and got scared of the explicit nature of the sexuality of the piece. When I was 18 I was getting f*cked in the ass, completely naked on national TV, y’know?”

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  • dalovelee

    Damn him as Christian Grey is just another level of sexual intensity that would have turned that movie into the Last Tango in Paris level.

  • Mads_22

    Charlie I like you. But was turning down a Fifty Shades really that emotional? Come on.

  • SquidBillie

    ENOUGH with 50 Shades, it’s old news, actors turn down parts all the time. On another note, Charlie is yummy…more of him and less of the K family

  • Jessica

    Thank you! Get over it!. He has done 10 different projects since then, but yet, Fifty Shades of Grey is still at the forefront of his career. It is ridiculous.

  • suk bin

    ce n’était rien d’autre qu’une stratégie pour faire monter l’audimat de sons of anarchy et pour faire monter sa cote de popularité …

    charlie n’avait JAMAIS eu l’intention de tourner dans 50 shades … jamais …

    mais il a saisie cette opportunité pour se faire de la publicité … et il a réussi … il est bien plus connu maintenant qu’il y a 1 an … c’est très intelligent de sa part … il s’est bien foutu de la gueule de Sam Taylor-Johnson … (oh ils ont tout les deux pleurés au téléphones … commme c’est mignon …)

    et maintenant il recommence …

    pourquoi ??

    pour faire de la pub The Bastard Executioner ?

  • Ause Ekel

    This man. Oh, this man. Come King Arthur, please come, right away.

  • _Hellody

    Il ne joue pas dans The Bastard Executioner ^^

  • _Hellody

    Il ne joue pas dans The Bastard Executioner ^^

  • _Hellody

    Il ne joue pas dans The Bastard Executioner ^^

  • Juan S. Camargo Visbal

    So, where can i find him getting fucked in the ass at 18?

  • Juan S. Camargo Visbal

    So, where can i find him getting fucked in the ass at 18?

  • Juan S. Camargo Visbal

    So, where can i find him getting fucked in the ass at 18?

  • Arx

    I want his cock

  • C.R.

    Hubba….hubba…..

  • C.R.

    get in line

  • SquidBillie

    The British version of Queer As Folk.

  • SquidBillie

    The British version of Queer As Folk.

  • plez

    Charlie stop answering questions about 50 Shade of Grey. You did not turn down Citizen Kane forgiveness sake.

  • smooshy

    Well you can’t because I have it.

  • elisa

    he looks so hot here i can’t wait for this movie !!
    ps: I wish they would stop asking him about 50 shades, it’s tiring

  • Tigerlilly

    I will never ever understand why so many crazy chicks started a petition against this godlike creature being Christian Grey who was more than once described as -oh right- a godlike creature. I mean seriously, what went wrong with those readers??? Well maybe they just got what they deserve…

  • cloco

    hot man !

  • SuzyLee

    Haha, those burning questions!

  • RayonLight

    LMAO!!! love it… I’m not even hating… lol

  • RayonLight

    oh lordy’, gimme gimme…

  • Dee

    OMG PLEASE. Can we stop asking him about 50shades ffs??? We all know he wont say what the *real* reason is, this is what he’s sticking too! The writer of the movie already confirmed it was because he didnt like the author….. I rather him talk to me about whether or not were getting another Pac Rim or not!!! On another note. Jesus this photoshoot…..Someone help me!

  • Dee

    because those dumbasses didnt wanna understand that matt bomer wasnt remotely interested.

  • Dee

    Cest pas ca faute. Cest le monde qui narrete pas de lui demander. Et comme il est gentil il narrete pas de leur repondre…..

  • swan2068

    The article and photos were probably taken a year ago, so it was still pretty hot news. But I agree with you frenchies down there…je suis americaine mais je lis francais assez bien…

    Yes, it was tough because the movie could have vaulted him to the A list in Hollywood IF it was a good movie and if it has good box office results. It did have good box anyway. So it was a gift from the devil…but he realized that it was going to suck. I could imagine the choice being tough, but maybe he is marketing himself as the sensitive man type to his largely female fan base…could be. Either that or he should stop smoking that weed and not get so sloppily emotional….learn to deal with them without the fog. But I guess that is too much to ask.

  • swan2068

    Queer As Folk or on YouTube. But you will only see his face, close up. Supposedly he did full frontal for them at 17 but it was cut because he was playing a 15 year old. And you can see his facial expressions as he gets a rim job too. No one has ever been able to find the lost footage….:)

  • swan2068

    That is probably true as well. Vous avez raison, le monde lui demande. But also in HW, you really can’t criticize the machine or you will be blacklisted like Rose McGowan.

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  • Dee

    i dont necessarily think he’ll be blacklisted….first he’s a male actor…they can get away with pretty much everything, and also im sure he doesnt give a fuck about hw, but obviously the media thinks theyre gonna get a different answer from if they keep probing, but in the end he’s just such a great guy that he wouldnt dream of shitting on anyone.

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  • Tigerlilly

    Oh please not a second Pacific Rim movie! Or at least without Charlie. He’s too good for another dumbass hollywood blockbuster focused on giant monsters and robots!!!

  • Ren

    Bang me, Charile

  • Tigerlilly

    Is he wearing this haircut about a year??? Wow, time is really flowing O_o

  • Leyzzle S

    i’m like “what the f*** is he talking about” LOL

  • Dee

    lol. honestly? i kinda thought the movie was pretty fucking awesome.

  • Tigerlilly

    Of course I’ve seen worse movies than “Pacific Rim” but I think one of this is more than enough lol

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