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Charlie Hunnam Had a “Nervous Breakdown” Over Fifty Shades of Grey

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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.

Pacific Rim on Blu-Ray – Exclusive Giveaway!

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Optionated is excited to offer our readers an exclusive giveaway for a copy of the intense science fiction film from director Guillermo del Toro: Pacific Rim! 

Directed by Guillermo del Toro, Pacific Rim is an epic science fiction film set in the 2020s. Earth is at war with Kaijus; colossal monsters from an inter-dimensional gateway on the Pacific Ocean floor. Humanity unites to fight these huge monsters by creating the Jaegers: gigantic humanoid robots that are controlled by two pilots whose minds and memories are linked. The story takes place in the later days of the war, following Raleigh Becket, a former Jaeger pilot called out of retirement and paired up with newbie pilot Mako Mori in a final effort to defeat the Kaijus! Continue reading

Fifty Shades of Grey Casts Lead Roles

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The two lead roles of Anastasia Steel and Christian Grey were under much contention over the last few months as fans and critics alike suggested their dream actors for the film adaptation. Finally, Universal Pictures and Focus Features have cast the lead spots for the highly anticipated film adaptation. Dakota Johnson and Charlie Hunnam have been chosen. Continue reading