British actor Charlie Hunnam is making headlines as he is cast to play the lead role in the new film Fifty Shades of Grey. Check out all the facts right here.
1. Charlie Hunnam Is Christian Grey
Actor Charlie Hunnam, 33, has been cast as the infamous Christian Grey in the new film Fifty Shades of Grey. So, for those of you who haven't read the dark and erotic book, Christian Grey is a male protagonist who is handsome, business-minded, and appears to have great charm. However, his dark side is all about BDSM and serious mood swings.
— PatrickWhite (@PatrickWhite_) September 3, 2013
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2. Hunnam Is an Anarchist
If you are a 'Sons of Anarchy' fan, you may know Charlie Hunnam as Jackson 'Jax' Teller, the Vice President of the Sons of Anarchy California Redwood Originals Motorcycle Club. On the show, Hunnam's character Jax is tough, yet sensitive, and he greatly values his family. He's also somewhat drawn to violence, and is quite shrewd when it comes to figuring out how to achieve his goals. According to IMDb, the background on 'Jax' is:
Jax was born in 1978 and raised in Charming, California, and grew up with SAMCRO. His day job is as a mechanic at Teller-Morrow garage. He is the father of Abel, with his junkie ex-wife Wendy. Abel inherited a congenital heart defect from Gemma's side of the family which also led to the death of Jax's brother, Thomas, when he was six-years-old. Jax has another son, Thomas, with his girlfriend Tara, his former high school girlfriend who returned to Charming. He has served time in prison for smuggling and gun-running, his last arrest was in 2003. Jax rides a 2003 Harley Davidson Dyna Super Glide Sport.
If you don't think Charlie Hunnam is perfect for fifty shades PLEASE go watch Sons of Anarchy & shutup :) he's so perfect for it.
— Dakotah Gorst (@Koda_babyy) September 3, 2013
3. The Actor Has a Bit of a Rough Past
Let's start with his childhood. Born in Newcastle, Englas, a working-class town, he lived in the Lake District, where fighting was quite common, According to USA Today, his parents split up when his was 2-years-old. His father was a "tough guy" and his mother lived a "bohemian" lifestyle.
In 1999, he met his ex Katherine Towne at a Dawson's Creek audtion and the two got married in Vegas just a few weeks later. Their marriage only lasted a little less than three years.
4. Hunnam Is Not a New Kid on the Block
Hunnam may be in the new Fifty Shades of Grey Film and he may be a star on the show 'Sons of Anarchy', but that's not all. He's been in the acting game since 1998. He's been a star on several shows including 'Queer as Folk', 'Undeclared', and 'Young Americans'. Hunnam's been in several films as well. In addition to Fifty Shades of Grey, Hunnam also has two other projects in pre-production: Crimson Peak and Triple Nine.
I don't care much for 50SOG but if you think Charlie Hunnam isn't a good actor you need to sit down and watch Pacific Rim nonstop for a week
— holly (◕‿◕✿). (@hollyisabelh) September 3, 2013
5. Farm-Livin' Is the Life for Hunnam
First is the bad news for ladies out there. Hunnam has been dating jewelry designer Morgana McNelis and the two have been together for six years. I'll wait for you panting women to collect yourselves before I continue ...
Anyway, the two actually bought a ranch as a refuge from the craziness of Hollywood. Hunnam told 7 Nights Magazine that:
I don’t go to parties – I don’t shuck (sic) and jive it up with the Hollywood crowd. None of that crap interests me at all, and actually, my girlfriend and I just bought a ranch, so we are getting out of Hollywood completely. It’s in California. We’ve got 30 chickens and a couple of donkeys, a couple of ducks and we’ve got a big, organic garden. We are going to try to live a bit more sustainably.
Back in July, Hunnam was actually quoted saying:
The chickens have already started to make friends with me and I really want to eat them… Oh man! I am going to be taking them to the vet and giving them mouth to mouth.
Well, it looks like Hunnam may abandon his plan to live completely off his farm.