Charlie Hunnam is finally addressing the backlash surrounding his casting as Mr. Grey.
Sons of Anarchy actor Charlie Hunnam has nabbed one of the most talked-about roles in Hollywood with his casting in the upcoming adaptation of E.L. James' Fifty Shades of Grey.
Hunnam will star in the film as the male lead, Christian Grey, a businessman with a taste for kinky sex. James announced Hunnam's casting last week on Twitter, writing, "The gorgeous and talented Charlie Hunnam will be Christian Grey in the film adaptation of 'Fifty Shades of Grey.'" In addition to his role in Sons of Anarchy, Hunnam has also appeared in Pacific Rim, Children of Men, and Cold Mountain.
The 33-year-old actor will star opposite actress Dakota Johnson who will play Grey's love interest, Anastasia Steele. Johnson's resume includes roles in 21 Jump Street, The Five-Year Engagement, and The Social Network.
After the initial frenzy surrounding the announcement and ensuing backlash died down, Hunnam spoke about the role, voicing his excitement about playing the man that made James' debut novel the fastest-selling book of all time.
What does Charlie say? Find out here: Charlie Hunnam On 'Fifty Shades Of Grey' Casting
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