As rumors recently swirled that Jamie Dornan wouldbe quitting ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’, fans began wondering what the studio’s Plan B would’ve been.Would Charlie Hunnam, the original choice for Christian Grey, have accepted the role the second time around?
Thankfully, after much speculation and anxiety,Jamie Dornan, 32, confirmed on Feb. 24 that rumors of his departure from theFifty Shades of Greyfranchise were unfounded (phew!) Still,the rumors really got people to thinking about who could replace him if he were to leave the Red Room forever. Who would be fit to pick up the flogger where he left it last? Many began to hope thatCharlie Hunnam,33, would return to the role he turned down prior to Jamie’s casting. HollywoodLife.com learned EXCLUSIVELY what his answer would’ve been.
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Sorry to disappoint, but our source tell us that Charliewould’ve opted out AGAIN!
“If the role of Christian Grey is offered to Charlie for the sequels, he wouldnot take it. That ship has sailed and he got it out of it when he did because he didn’t want to be a part of the films and he wants to make that decision permanent,” an insider EXCLUSIVELY tells HollywoodLife.com.
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Well, at least he’s a man who knows what he wants. Whilewatching Charlie get sexy with Dakota Johnson would’ve been fun, the franchise already has it’s Christian and rather than looking back, everyone should just concentrate on looking forward — and locking everyone in for those much desired sequels!
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As we previously reported, Charliewas very forthright about why he originally rejectedFifty Shades of Grey in the December issue ofMen’s Health.
“I was going to finish playing a psychopath who’d just lost his wife [inSons of Anarchy], and five days later I’d be on set playing Christian Grey. I was like, ‘This is going to be a f**king disaster. It was the opposite of how I’ve tried to ground my career, not stretch myself too thin, and always do my homework,” Charlie revealedtoMen’s Health,according toE!
While we can always appreciate an actor who takes his craft seriously, fanswould also appreciate admiringhis abs on the silver screen.
Alas, it looks like this guy definitely sticks to his (really muscular) guns.
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