Charlie Hunnam, the famous face from “Sons of Anarchy” famously resigned from the highly sought after lead role in the film adaptation of 50 Shades of Grey last summer and now he is saying that when he quit he had a nervous breakdown.
Hunnam told Moviefone that he quit the role of Christian Grey because “I just had like … frankly, something of a nervous breakdown.” He continued,
I just said, “I can’t … I can’t …” To fail on such a grand scale—because “Fifty” [is] going to be massive, it’s going to be huge. I really didn’t want to fail on such a grand scale and I just couldn’t transition from Jax Teller to Christian Grey in 48 hours. I bit off more than I could chew and it was painful. I loved the character and I wanted to do it.
Hunnam also explained that it would be difficult on him to go straight from completing his filming on “Sons of Anarchy” to working on the movie. So he dropped the movie during to the complicated scheduling.
I was going to finish Sons at like 11 p.m. Friday night, get on the plane Saturday morning to Vancouver for Fifty, missing the whole first week of rehearsal and start shooting Monday morning.
In my opinion, Hunnam. You dodged a bullet. But regardless, the role of Grey went to Jamie Dornan and will release in theaters on February 14 2015.