Top Stories

Charlie Hunnam Explains Why Being a Sex Symbol is 'Collateral Damage'

Charlie Hunnam Explains Why Being a Sex Symbol is 'Collateral Damage'

Charlie Hunnam rocks a pink Gucci sweatshirt in a photo featured in InStyle‘s April 2017 issue, on newsstands March 17.

Here is what the 36-year-old King Arthur: Legend of the Sword actor shared with the mag:

On how he feels he’s perceived by others: “I try not to think about that too much because I’m just attempting to shape my own perception of myself and feel confident in my own identity. But people recognize that I have some real ability and have demonstrated that. There will probably be those that still relegate me to being a pretty boy.”

On being a sex symbol: “It’s both collateral damage and a huge opportunity. I mean, it’s a visual medium, and it makes it a lot easier to get roles if you’re a little easier on the eyes. But the reality is you get on set and every scene is a challenge to make work.”

On transitioning back to real like after playing a role: “It’s brutal. Reintegration is a motherf—. I keep thinking it’ll get easier, but it doesn’t. It’s really hard for my girlfriend [jewelry designer Morgana McNelis]. There’s all this expectation and longing and hope for what that reunion’s going to be. For me, it’s a process of trying desperately to get back to center, so I can be that person for her.”

For more from Charlie, visit InStyle.com!

Just Jared on Facebook
charlie hunnam instyle

Photos: Billy Ballard
Posted to: Charlie Hunnam, Magazine

JJ Links Around The Web

WENN
  • Justin Bieber finds out why a paparazzi was being so rude to him - TMZ
  • Simone Biles has her first boyfriend and he's super cute - Just Jared Jr
  • You need to see this American Horror Story: Cult teaser - TooFab
  • Dirty Dancing is celebrating its 30th anniversary - The Hollywood Reporter
  • Riverdale's KJ Apa failed a pop quiz and it was hilarious - Just Jared Jr
  • Nostalgia

    Good-looking man, he was great in SoA.

  • LolaLola

    damn, Charlie “Sex On Legs” Hunnam is the handsomest man on the planet. Cannot wait for LCOZ and King Arthur.

  • LolaLola

    I will forever miss Jax Teller.

  • charliehunnamissexonlegs

    He’s such a beautiful man.

  • http://www.paulwalkerfoundation.org RayonLight

    He’s a savage and he knows it, the face says it all.

  • SquidBillie

    He can never have a conversation without inserting his girlfriend into it. Interesting, because there have been some serious rumors lately about him cheating.

  • Gloriardevries

    Google is paying 97$ per hour! Work for few hours and have longer with friends & family! !mj68d:
    On tuesday I got a great new Land Rover Range Rover from having earned $8752 this last four weeks.. Its the most-financialy rewarding I’ve had.. It sounds unbelievable but you wont forgive yourself if you don’t check it
    !mj68d:
    ➽➽
    ➽➽;➽➽ http://GoogleFinancialJobsCash68MediaShopGetPay$97Hour… ★★✫★★✫★★✫★★✫★★✫★★✫★★✫★★✫★★✫★★✫★★✫★★✫★★✫★★✫★★✫★★✫★★✫★★:::::!mj68d:….,….

  • Amy Connor

    I’ve heard no rumors of the sort ever, in fact he’s stated in the past how important monagamy is to him.

  • http://www.paulwalkerfoundation.org RayonLight

    Source?

  • Legendary Trolly

    I understand that the bitches want him and everything, but sex symbol? Come on my dude!!! Lol