Charlie Hunnam explains why he dropped out of Fifty Shades Of Grey

Charlie Hunnam has explained why he dropped out of the forthcoming adaptation of Fifty Shades Of Grey , with the star explaining that his scheduling pileup proved too much of an obstacle.

With Sons Of Anarchy continuing to dominate a lot of his time, and Guillermo del Toro’s Crimson Peak also on his slate, the Fifty Shades Of Grey shoot was set to be demanding at the very least…

“I was going to finish Sons at like 11p.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.”

“And I was going to shoot that film, wrap that on the Wednesday, and the following Monday I was going to start shooting Crimson Peak in Toronto. I just had like... frankly, something of a nervous breakdown.”

It was quite the disappointment for Hunnam, who says that he “fell in love with the character”, but his loss is Jamie Dornan’s gain, with the Northern Irish actor set to star opposite Dakota Johnson when the film opens in the UK on 13 February 2015.

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