Rumors have been flying as to why Charlie Hunnam decided to opt out of playing Christian Grey in the Fifty Shades of Grey movie, but the general consensus seems to be that he wasn’t really looking for that kind of fame.
I can totally understand that. Sources close to the actor say that he’s not into the whole superstar-screaming-fans-and-media-24/7 scene, which is basically what it would be for him if he stayed on to play the kinky leading man in the movie version of E.L. James’ erotic novels.
Showing that he really is a guy that likes to keep a lower profile out of the direct spotlight, it seems as though Charlie did everything he could to keep his Fifty Shades news under wraps at his friend’s wedding over the weekend. He didn’t want to overshadow bride Jennifer Betts’ day, so he didn’t mention the fact that he was dropping the part. The wedding party all kept Betts in the dark about it, because Charlie didn’t want his bombshell to distract from her day.
Everybody say awwww!!!
Here the Internet was exploding over news that the controversial choice to play Christian Grey had quit before he even started, and he cared more about his friend’s day than attention for himself. And from the photo, it looks like it ended up being a beautiful ceremony.
I have a feeling that Charlie made the right decision. Whoever ends up in that role is going to have to adore the spotlight.
What actor do you think loves the limelight enough to handle Christian Grey fame?
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