You SHOULD regret dropping out of FSOG, Charlie Hunnam. I mean, come ON.
Sure, the movie was a big hunk of garbage but it was definitely the most hyped movie and one that really would’ve brought this dude’s career to the next level. As it stands, he’s now KNOWN for being the dude who dropped out of Fifty Shades of Grey, so.
Here are some assorted quotes from Charlie, based around the controversy:
His exit from FSOG is still painful: “It was very, very painful for me, that whole process, just very unpleasant. I felt like I let myself down. I let those people down on Fifty Shades that I’d grown to really love and respect. It’s just a really unpleasant period of time for me.”
He seriously quit FSOG because of the workload: He says he had “big personal stuff going on in my life… For the first time in my life, [I] had more work than I had time to do it. It’s very hard to be disciplined in that situation and understand what is going to be required to all of that work to the best of your ability and have yourself surrounded by people. You see it all the time in Hollywood. There’s a tendency to make hay while the sun shines and to capitalize on every second once somebody gets hot and people just get burnt out. That’s what I started to do.”
He’s not focused on the past FSOG drama: “It’s not in my mind very much. I do try not to dwell on the past too much because I have a tendency to do that, and as I’ve gotten older, I’ve gotten very good at distancing myself from shoulda, woulda, coulda.”
Here’s the deal, Charlie: do something super noteworthy and good, and maybe EVERYBODY will stop asking you about Fifty Shades of Grey. Do you accept this challenge? Well? DO YA?