Will Charlie Hunnam Ever Watch 50 Shades of Grey?
The actor turned down the the lead role in the film
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It seems like actors regreting turing down roles is more common than you'd think. Emma Watson just recently spoke about not doing La La Land and now Charlie Hunnam seems to think not playing infamous Christian Grey was a huge mistake.
The british actor was handpicked to play the role of the trauatized tycoon in 50 Shades of Grey. However, he had to turn it down due to scheduling conflicts (the same reason Watson gave for not doing La La Land).
Charlie developed a close friendship with director Sam Taylor-Johnson as shooting began for the first installment of the franchise, and he still can't bring himself to watch the movies because he is still wrestling with his decision.
"That was a somewhat traumatic experience for me," he tells Elle magazine. "I didn't want to open that wound."
The Sons of Anarchy star felt awful when he had to give up the role, because he thought he was letting the director down. "(It was) the worst professional experience of my life," he told V Man magazine in 2015. "(It) was the most emotionally destructive and difficult thing that I've ever had to deal with professionally. It was heartbreaking."
"I called (Sam) and we both cried our eyes out on the phone for 20 minutes," he added. "I needed to tell her that this was not going to work."
The actor had already committed to starring in Guillermo del Toro's Crimson Peak and was filming his hit show Sons of Anarchy and he knew he wouldn't have time to prepare for the role.
The role was eventually offered to Irish actor Jamie Dornan and the film became a massive hit when it was released in February, 2015. Dornan and co-star Dakota Johnson reprised their roles for the sequel, which was released last month, and they have wrapped filming the third movie in the franchise, Fifty Shades Freed.
Who do you think is a better choice for Mr Grey, Jamie Dornan or Charlie Hunnam?