Rumors of why Charlie Hunnam backed out of playing Christian in FSOG have been many and varied. Finally Charlie has put all the rumors to bed by fully divulging the reason in one of his latest interviews.
According to an article on CNN.com, Charlie was really being pulled in too many directions.Between his work on FX’s “Sons” and his commitment to Guillermo del Toro’s 2015 release, “Crimson Peak,” there just wasn’t enough time in the week for him to be able to make room for “Fifty Shades of Grey” no matter how badly Hunnam wanted it to work.
Charlie does also admit, that while Dakota was getting a lot of negative reaction to her being cast as Ana, he was also feeling a lot of pressure. That and all the work he was already committed to caused him to “be on the verge of a nervous breakdown”.
What’s meant to be will be. I’m glad Charlie was able to ward of the nervous breakdown and still go on with his other filming commitments. It opened the door for Jamie to take on the role and enter our hearts! Bonus…Charlie’s show ‘Sons of Anarchy latest and final season is currently on the FX channel. Now we get to see them both!