Two weeks after Charlie Hunnam dropped out of playing Christian Grey in the film adaptation of 50 Shades of Grey, Jamie Dornan replaced him in the role.
So how does the Sons of Anarchy star feel about the decision? He’s fine with it – though he doesn’t know much about the Northern Ireland actor.
“I’m sure he’ll do a great job. I don’t really know his work, but I know Sam [Taylor-Johnson] the director, who’s amazing,” he told TMZ cameramen. “She has fantastic taste, so I’m sure she did a great job.”
When asked whom he’d like to see in the role, he smirked and said, “I’m sure she made a great choice.”
See the First Photo of Jamie Dornan, Dakota Johnson as Christian Grey, Anastasia Steele in 50 Shades of Grey
As he was about to take off on his motorcycle (swoon — he really is like his character Jax Teller!), TMZ asked the same question about the character Anastasia Steele. Actress Dakota Johnson has been attached to the project since day one. Her chemistry with Charlie was said to be one of the deciding factors on her landing the role.
Charlie’s response? Laughing before driving off.
Universal Studios announced the blonde hunk exited the part on Oct. 12 due to his “immersive” TV schedule, but it’s been speculated that Charlie was worried the film could potentially ruin his career.
Dakota, who covers the new issue of Entertainment Weekly with Jamie as their 50 characters, recently talked about playing the young college student who's seduced by the 27-year-old billionaire with a taste for all things BDSM.
How Dakota Johnson Won the Role of Anastasia Steele in 50 Shades of Grey
“I think it’s an incredible love story and that’s why it’s affected so many people. Erica (E.L. James) did a really good job of explaining how that just can happen sometimes and you have this chemical pull to someone,” she told EW. “Adding in the sex makes it perfect. Sometimes you feel a little bit naughty and that’s okay."
The flick is set to hit theaters on Feb. 13, 2015.
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