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Charlie Hunnam Had to Convince Guy Ritchie to Cast Him in 'King Arthur: Legend of the Sword'

Charlie Hunnam Had to Convince Guy Ritchie to Cast Him in 'King Arthur: Legend of the Sword'

Charlie Hunnam wasn’t handed the role of King Arthur.

The 37-year-old actor recently opened up about how he had to convince director Guy Ritchie to cast him in Legend of the Sword.

“I felt like he had a perception of me that I didn’t feel was exactly accurate,” Charlie told Vanity Fair. “I didn’t really think I was going to change his mind and that I was in real consideration for the role, but I thought I could show him what I was about.”

A lot of other big names were auditioning for the role.

“I said to Guy, ‘Just bring those other chimpanzees in here and whoever walks out of this room gets the role, because, in English parlance, I’ll smash the granny out of the competition even at 160 pounds,’” Charlie said. “He sort of had a little glint in his eye, and I could tell that appealed to him. I think that was, more than the audition I did, the moment he decided I was the Arthur he was looking for.”

Pictured: Charlie suits up for the premiere of King Arthur: Legend of the Sword with Guy, Poppy Delevingne, and Dougie Poynter at Cineworld Empire on Wednesday (May 10) in London, England.

FYI: Poppy is wearing an Elie Saab dress.

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