Charlie Hunnam wasn't exactly a household name before it was revealed that he'd be playing Christian Grey in a little movie adaptation you may have heard of called Fifty Shades of Grey. He was simply a (smokin' hot) actor going about his business, playing Jax Teller on the FX show Sons of Anarchy. He was one of those actors who was able to make a very nice living; do what he loves; and still go about his business without having people in his face 24/7. Not anymore. Long gone are the days when Charlie could go out for a cup of coffee and a scone, and leisurely do the Sunday word jumble at a local cafe. In fact, Charlie can barely go to work anymore. After Fifty Shades casting was announced, security was beefed up on the Sons of Anarchy set, because random people started showing up, looking for Charlie.
Regretting taking on the role yet, Hunnam?
I mean, on some level, he had to have known that his life was going to drastically change after it was announced he'd gotten the role. But there's no way one can fully prepare themselves for something of this magnitude. You can conceptualize it, but it isn't until you have to wear a wig and sunglasses to walk your dog that you can fully understand. Some may say this kind of attention has gone to Hunnam's head; I say it's probably got him a little freaked out -- especially since many fans were pissed he was the one cast as Grey.
Charlie, stay strong, my man. You'll get used to this eventually, I suppose. And think about it this way: In a few months, a life with a few extra bodyguards will seem like a dream. Once this movie comes out, you're going to have to sleep with one eye open in a Kevlar box.
Do you think all the attention has freaked Charlie Hunnam out? Or is he reveling in it?
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