Charlie Hunnam is finally talking about being cast to play Christian Grey in the upcoming ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ movie, opposite Dakota Johnson.
The ‘Sons of Anarchy’ actor told the Hollywood Reporter that it was his chemistry with Dakota Johnson that convinced him to take the role. “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.” The British actor went on, “It felt kind of exciting and fun and weird and compelling, and so that was it.”
Charlie also confessed he’s not worried about playing such an explicitly sexual character, because he’s been there, done that. “My first job was on a Channel 4 miniseries called ‘Queer as Folk.’ It was incredibly explicit sexual scenes with a man,” Hunnam told the Hollywood Reporter. “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.”
So there you have it!