Charlie Hunnam's 'Over the Top' '50 Shades' Demands Don't Make Sense

charlie hunnamI'm confused about this whole Charlie Hunnam dropping out of Fifty Shades of Grey thing. There are some rumors that make his leaving totally understandable -- like his getting paid only $125,000. But there are other things that just aren't adding up -- like all of these stories that are suddenly cropping up, claiming his diva-like attitude is what killed the deal. 

A headline on Radar Online today screams: "Fifty Shades Of Crisis! How Charlie Hunnam’s Over-The-Top Demands Left Producers Scrambling For A New Christian Grey." In it, the article talks about how Charlie essentially wanted final say over the script, along with a slew of other demands. But ... this couldn't have been something he decided on a whim after the ink was dry, right? I mean, if that's the case, then yeah, he is a diva.

A hot, hot diva.


Typically, when an actor takes on a role, he and the studio come to the terms before a contract is drawn up. And since Charlie has been in the business for a while, I'm assuming he knows this. There's no way he out of the blue started demanding script changes after he already signed a deal with Universal. That would be crazy. That would be, as Radar put it, an over-the-top demand.

I don't think we're going to get the full story as to what exactly went down any time soon, but if this is the case, then yeah, Charlie wasn't a good fit for the role at all. Everyone has a specific job when a movie is being made, and even though Charlie is a writer himself, he's not the writer of Fifty Shades. He was brought on to act in it, not to do a rewrite.

On the other hand, if Universal made that promise to him and then reneged, well, that's kinda dick.

Are you happy or sad Charlie won't be playing Christian?

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