Fifty Shades of Grey: Charlie Hunnam talks about his part

by Martin


‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ is set to hit the big screen next year and last week you’ll remember the news broke as to who would be taking on the lead roles in the movie.

Author EL James revealed to Twitter that Charlie Hunnam would take on the role as Christian Grey and Dakota Johnson had agreed to take on the role of Anastasia.

We also found out that EL James wouldn’t have had Charlie Hunnam as her first choice for Christian Grey. Instead she would have had Twilight star Robert Pattinson as the lead.

Twitter and Facebook alike had mixed reactions over the ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ casting news, very split when I was taking a look and I’d believe it was still much the same – for both characters.

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Speaking out about his involvement in the ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ movie Charlie Hunnam has spoken to The Hollywood Reporter. He also spoke about his chemistry with Dakota Johnson:

“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,”

Hunnam went on to say “It felt kind of exciting and fun and weird and compelling, and so that was it. I went and read the first book to get a clearer idea of who this character was, and felt even more excited about the prospect of bringing him to life.

“My first job was on a Channel 4 miniseries called Queer as Folk. It was incredibly explicit sexual scenes with a man. 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.”


We’ve yet to hear a comment from Dakota Johnson who will take on the role of Anastasia but we’re sure that she’s thrilled to have been offered the job.

It’ll be interesting to see how different the movie is from the book though. I haven’t read it myself of course but I’ve heard things and I’m not sure how some of those things could even be performed in a movie for it to be tasteful enough to make it to the big screen.

‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ the movie is set to be released on the 1st of August 2014 in the US with international dates to follow.