Charlie Hunnam taking ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ role seriously but struggled with accepting the part

by Martin

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By now everyone will know that Fifty Shades of Grey is being made into a movie right? Well if you don’t, you do now – yes, “that book” is being made into a film for the big screen. How it’ll be adapted we don’t know.

We do know that Charlie Hunnam will be taking on the leading role as Christian Grey while Dakota Johnson will be taking on the role of his love interest Anastasia Steele.

The internet is such a powerful tool that when news like the above breaks social networks go into overdrive with comments – positive and negative and it appears that the decision to cast the pair wasn’t met with open arms.

That being said, the show will go on with the pair taking on their respective roles whether the public like it or not.


Charlie Hunnam has spoken to Entertainment Weekly and has said that he’s taking the role very seriously but also admitted he understood the unhappiness:

“There are so many fans of that book and I know that on the surface, I’m probably not what everybody imagined,”

He continued “Because reading is so personal and people bring a character to life in their imagination, they feel ownership over that character.”

Hunnam also admitted that he’s trying not to think about it too much otherwise the pressure would be “daunting”.

He added: “I’m taking it very seriously and intend to explore the nature of who this character is, what motivates him – and also dress up nice and look good in those suits.”


Kurt Sutter, creator of the hit US show Sons of Anarchy revealed that Hunnam struggled with the decision as to whether or not he should sign up for the raunchy adaption of the popular book.

“There’s a lot of predetermined expectations. At the end of the day, and my advice to him was, ‘Look at the material. Don’t look at the history. Don’t look at where it potentially could be going.”

“Look at the material and look at the people you’re working with. If it makes sense, then move forward’.

“I think that’s what he did. It was a very thoughtful process, I think based on all the right decisions. It was not about notoriety. It was not about money. So I think it’s cool, man.”

The Fifty Shades of Grey movie is due to be released in August 2014 and is being directed by Sam Taylor-Johnson.