Charlie Hunnam, the hunk who was recently casted as the iconic role of Christian Grey, has finally spoken out. He speaks on the controversy surrounding the Fifty Shades of Grey character and admits he’s not that hip to social media.
Best known for his role in FX’s “Sons of Anarchy”, the actor talks to ET about playing Christian Grey. “I [am] so excited to be entrusted with this empowered character.” He noted that the chaos surrounding his casting was expected. “I had anticipated it, these books were a global phenomenon. I isolate myself [so I] haven’t been too aware of what’s [going on in] social media.”
He continues, ” I don’t really engage in social media, and I don’t’ really watch the news or read newspapers so I haven’t been too cognizant of exactly what the reaction has been. But I’m just so excited to be entrusted with this really powerful character, and just really excited and eager to start filming and start bringing him to life.”
It’s probably for the better that the actor hasn’t been paying attention to the noise surrounding his casting. Many fans were disappointed and even began petitioning to bring the role to “White Collar” actor, Matt Bomer. Nonetheless, Hunnam is ready to begin this journey alongside his costar Dakota Johnson who will take on virginal Anastasia Steele.
Fifty Shades of Grey is set to release in theaters next summer.