Charlie Hunnam has finally opened up about why he decided to drop out of playing Christian Grey in the film adaptation of Fifty Shades of Grey.
While at a Sons of Anarchy hosted charity event in LA, the actor, who plays Jax Teller on the hit FX show, said everything has been “good” since he left the movie.
“It’s been a really busy time,” he told reporters. “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.”
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Charlie reportedly lost his father earlier this year.
The British star explained that he’s fully focused on the last season of SOA, which will air next year.
"I've got some family stuff I have to tend to," he said. "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 season of Sons.”
Sons of Anarchy Actor Reveals Why Charlie Hunnam Dropped Out of Fifty Shades of Grey
Charlie noted that their final day of filming will 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. “But I just want to finish that strong and go on to a new chapter of life."
The 33-year-old and Universal/Fox Studios announced on Oct. 12 that Charlie’s “immersive TV schedule” didn’t allow him enough time to properly prepare for the role of the 27-year-old tormented billionaire.
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Irish Divergent actor Jamie Dornan is said to be in the running to replace Charlie. Dakota Johnson is still attached to play leading lady Anastasia Steele.
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