Share this Story

Charlie Hunnam's comments about Fifty Shades were just a low blow

Jaclyn is an Idaho native who currently lives in Milwaukee. Having worked in radio, TV and as a newspaper reporter, she is an avid pop culture and news junkie. She also has a passion for photography and cooking (but is still learning to ...

Charlie Hunnam says Fifty Shades will be a f***ing disaster: That's not what he said before

Charlie Hunnam will forever be known as that guy who was almost Christian Grey. But for the Sons of Anarchy actor, he wouldn't have it any other way.

5 Reasons Fifty Shades of Grey is going to suck

"I was going to finish playing a psychopath who'd just lost his wife, and five days later I'd be on set playing Christian Grey," Hunnam explained in a new interview with Men's Health. "I was like, 'This is going to be a f***ing disaster.'"

Fifty Shades of Grey might have been a great opportunity, but Hunnam knew that he wasn't the right person for the role — at least, not at this point in his life. According to People, he explained, "It was the opposite of how I've tried to ground my career, not stretch myself too thin, and always do my homework."

Hunnam’s life is filled with Sons of Anarchy now. And even though that show ends on Dec. 9, it doesn't mean he is out there looking for a new job. He just signed on as King Arthur in a six-film deal, directed by Guy Ritchie. And if Fifty Shades of Grey fans are upset they won't be able to see Hunnam's body in the film, they only have to look as far as the nearest magazine: Hunnam has also signed on as a Calvin Klein model.

5 Things about Fifty Shades that probably left Charlie Hunnam reaching for Xanax

For that and for the rest of his career, Hunnam admits he spends some of his free time at the gym.

"I go into the gym and do 75 pull-ups, 75 dips, 150 squats, 150 pushups, and then 20 minutes of ab work," he explained. "Done. It takes an hour; I'm in and out. I sweat the whole time."

"I work out more for the mental than the physical aspect. I can get slightly dark when I'm not keeping a routine. It's all about feeling healthy and energetic.

Follow Us

SheKnows Media ‐ Entertainment

New in Entertainment

And you'll see personalized content just for you whenever you click the My Feed .

SheKnows is making some changes!

b h e a r d !

Welcome to the new SheKnows Community,

where you can share your stories, ideas

and CONNECT with millions of women.

Get Started