Actor Charlie Hunnam has finally revealed that anxiety and scheduling conflicts made him decided to drop the Christian Grey character, one of the top two roles in the Fifty Shades Of Grey film. Hunnam told Us Weekly recently. “It was a really, really difficult time in my life. I had already been attached to ‘Crimson Peak’ for about 14 months, which I said, I was going to do with [director] Guillermo del Toro.”
After a meeting with Sam Taylor Johnson the director they agreed on him being the one for the role.
“Sam I just fell in love, creatively,” Hunnam said. “We started talking about this thing and I just felt so excited. I fell in love with the character and started seeing him and becoming intoxicated, which is the way I work: I find a character I love and I start thinking about it all the time.”
“I just said, ‘I can’t … I can’t …,’” Hunnam said. “To fail on such a grand scale — because ‘Fifty”s going to be massive, it’s going to be huge. I really didn’t want to fail on such a grand scale, and I just couldn’t transition from [my ‘Sons of Anarchy’ character] Jax Teller to Christian Grey in 48 hours. It’s painful because I loved the character and I wanted to do it. I’m also a man of my word”
Humman, continued “It was just a situation,” he said. “I was really, really sorry to do it. It was one of those damned if you do damned if you don’t situations.”