Charlie Hunnam was cast in the 50 Shades of Grey movie adaptation a month ago.
In that time, there was a media backlash and increased media scrutiny. For example, Charlie was photographed getting food service on the set of Sons of Anarchy every day during filming and red carpet press were becoming increasingly aggressive in asking about the movie. It all became too much, sources say, he got cold feet and dropped out altogether.
The studio wasted no time in throwing Charlie under the bus, by claiming he was a controlling diva and they were never that enamoured anyway.
However, now Charlie is giving his side of the story in his own words.
“I am doing good. I am just really concentrating on work. It’s been a really busy time,” he told E! Online of the past week. ”I have had some family stuff going on so just trying to stay focused and stay positive and keep trying to do a good job at work and be with my family and stay positive.” E! News adds, Charlie’s father, Billy, passed away in May. At which time Charlie travelled back to his native England to be with family.
“Like I said, I’ve got some family stuff I have to tend to,” he said of wrapping SoA filming. “So when I wrap the show, I am going to go to England and see my people and then I have a film that I am doing with Guillermo [del Toro]. So I am going to go and do that and concentrate on the final seasons of Sons.”
“It’s obviously going to be a really emotional time for us. We are like a family and have become very, very close and become dear friends to each other so it’s going to be sad and finish up and say goodbye to everyone, but we’ve got like 13, maybe even a few more, episodes,” he said of saying goodbye to his costars.
“There’s rumor that we might do a couple of more episodes and do a little bit of an extended season next year, so we will see if that happens. It may or it may not. But I just want to finish that strong and go on to a new chapter of life,” he added.