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Charlie Hunnam Says He Would Have Been A "F--king Disaster" As Christian Grey


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Even though Charlie Hunnam was only attached the 'Fifty Shades of Grey' film adaptation for a matter of months, more than a year ago, the British actor has found himself once again explaining why he decided to walk away from the role.

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Hunnam admits he would have been a "f--king disaster" as Christian Grey

Nearly a year on and the 34 year-old actor is still finding himself having to explain why he suddenly exited the movie adaptation of E.L. James' erotic best-selling novel, an while speaking with the December issue of Men's Health, which he features on the front cover of, Hunnam said he would have been a "f-----g disaster" as Christian Grey.

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Charlie Hunnam On Avoiding "F*cking Disaster" Fifty Shades Of Grey


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Charlie Hunnam famously walked away from the Fifty Shades of Grey movie just weeks before it was set to go into production in Canada. He was swiftly replaced by Jamie Dornan, though there was debate as to Hunnam's reasons for quitting: some suggested a disagreement over the script, others cited concern over having to replicate the book's more explicit passages.

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Now, speaking to Men's Health, the Sons of Anarchy actor confirmed it was the shooting schedule that prevented him from fully committing to the role.

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American actor Charlie Hunnam is photographed on the set of hit show 'Sons of Anarchy' while armed and dangerous as he aims to kill on the shows finale which was filmed in Pasadena Ca. Charlie could be seen covered in a blanket playing the role of a homeless person and emerged to kill with a loaded gun in public - Pasadena, California, United States - Tuesday 28th October 2014

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Charlie Hunnam and Tommy Flannagan - Star of "Sons Of Anarchy" Charlie Hunnam photographed filming on the set of the TV programme in Los Angeles, California, United States - Tuesday 14th October 2014

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Charlie Hunnam Recalls "Difficult" And "Painful" Decision To Pull Out Of 'Fifty Shades Of Grey' Role


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Even though Charlie Hunnam was only attached The 'Fifty Shades of Grey' film adaptation for a matter of months, more than a year ago, the British actor has found himself once again asking questions as to why he pulled out of the production.

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Hunnam opens up about his decision to drop out of 'Fifty Shades'

The upcoming flick, which has completed shooting, went through a tumultuous time before filming even began after Hunnam dropped out of playing Christian Grey just weeks before production was scheduled to start, and the reason for this is because he was simply too busy.

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English actor and screenwriter Charlie Hunnam spotted carrying a gun on the set of 'Sons of Anarchy' in Los Angeles, California, United States - Tuesday 30th September 2014

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Charlie Hunnam Admits He Had "Nervous Breakdown" Over 'Fifty Shades Of Grey' Exit


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The 'Fifty Shades of Grey' film adaptation, which has completed production, went through a tumultuous time before filming even began, British actor Charlie Hunnam dropped out of playing Christian Grey just weeks before shooting was scheduled to start.

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Hunnam dropped out of playing Christian Grey weeks before filming was scheduled to begin

Nearly a year on and the 34 year-old actor is still finding himself having to explain why he suddenly exited the movie adaptation of E.L. James' erotic best-selling novel, most recently he admitted to bowing out of the role because of scheduling conflicts that caused him to have a "nervous breakdown."

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Katey Sagal, Charlie Hunnam, Kurt Sutter, Dayton Callie, Ed O'Neill and David Faustino - Katey Sagal at her Hollywood Walk of Fame star ceremony - Hollywood, California, United States - Tuesday 9th September 2014

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Katey Sagal and Charlie Hunnam - The stars of the hit FX series ‘Sons of Anarchy’ were photographed on the Red Carpet at the TCL Chinese Theatre, in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, ahead of the premiere for the seventh and final series of the show. - Saturday 6th September 2014

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Charlie Hunnam - Ahead of the premiere for FX’s seventh and final series of ‘Sons of Anarchy’, the stars were photographed on the Red Carpet at the TCL Chinese Theatre, in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California. - Saturday 6th September 2014

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Teaser For Final Season Of 'Sons Of Anarchy' Unveiled


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Details of the seventh and final season of ‘Sons of Anarchy’ have been coming out of the San Diego Comic-Con. At the last of the show’s panels at the convention over the weekend, its creator Kurt Sutter made a number of revelations about the future of the show in addition to unveiling some exclusive teaser footage of the series.

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Sutter played a brief montage of the show’s characters two weeks after the death of Tara Knowles, which was the final action of the sixth season. The clip, noticeably darker in tone to previous seasons, was applauded wildly by all those in attendance at the panel.

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"Sons Of Anarchy" Creator Stays Vague About Final Season At Hall H Panel


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Unlike a lot of the other panels at SDCC this year, Sons of Anarchy was mostly show and very little tell. That is, fans, who snagged a seat in Hall H, got treated to a trailer for the final season, a prequel announcement and some vague teasers of the character arcs for season 7.

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Sutter [r] had very few concrete details to reveal at the panel.

SoA will live on after its official end on FX, via a possible prequel (still in early talks) and – here’s something to be excited about – a novelisation, the tentatively titled Bratva. The book will pick up at the end of Season 4, however, creator Kurt Sutter was clear – spinoffs are not on the cards. This isn’t Breaking Bad, after all. According to Sutter, via Deadline, the spinoff route just wouldn’t do justice to Sons of Anarchy.

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Fifty Shades Of Grey Diehards Finally Get Full Trailer


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This is your moment Fifty Shades of Grey fans – the trailer for Sam Taylor-Johnson’s steamy adaptation finally dropped on Thursday. This should ease any doubts about stars Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan, who both look pretty perfect for their respective roles.

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Story aside, the film looks visually polished.

But more than that, the trailer itself is remarkably tame. Set to a remix of Beyonce’s Crazy in Love (like the teaser from last week) the trailer includes Anastasia Steele and Christian Grey’s meeting and their deepening relationship, but it’s all firmly PG until the final three second. You guessed it, that’s when the crops and blindfolds come out and we’re reminded that this is the Fifty Shades of Grey and not just the latest soapy drama churned out by the Hollywood machine.

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Sons Of Anarchy Final Season: Charlie Hunnam Spills Details


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Speaking at the Television Critics Association preview night on Monday, lead actor Charlie Hunnam told reporters that "Jax is in a very schizophrenic state, he's obviously very sad and vulnerable and broken with this huge amount of revenge and anger in his heart." Of course this is a result of the events in the final episode of the sixth season, which aired at the end of 2013. The shocking betrayal of Jax by his mother Gemma astounded fans and critics, and the fallout is sure to be massive when the show returns on September 9th. 

Charlie HunnamHunnam has played Jax since the very first episode of 'Sons of Anarchy' which aired in 2008.

The show has a strong fan base and often receives positive reviews, but has failed to pick up as many accolades as other FX shows such as 'Damages' and 'The Shield'. However, Hunnam stated he was more concerned with delivering a satisfying end to the series for fans than winning awards. "It doesn't matter at all," he said. "I feel there's this perception that we're upset about it. I really don't give a sh--. I make this for the people who love the show."

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Charlie Hunnam - 2014 Television Critics Association Summer Press Tour - FOX All-Star Party at Soho House in West Hollywood - Los Angeles, California, United States - Monday 21st July 2014

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Charlie Hunnam - FOX SUMMER TCA ALL-STAR PARTY - West Hollywood, California, United States - Monday 21st July 2014

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Charlie Hunnam, Jimmy Smits and Mark Boone Junior - Charlie Hunnam films an action scene where he is involved in a fight while filming Sons Of Anarchy. Co-star Jimmy Smits is also on the set. - Los Angeles, California, United States - Monday 14th July 2014

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Charlie Hunnam - Charlie Hunnam, Drea De Matteo and Katey Sagal on the set of 'Sons of Anarchy' filming in San Fernando - San Fernando, California, United States - Monday 2nd June 2014

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Charlie Hunnam - Hollywood celebrities honored at Huading Film Awards - Press Room - Hollywood, California, United States - Monday 2nd June 2014

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'Fifty Shades Of Grey' Preview Is More 'Vanilla' Than Books Would Suggest


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In a trilogy of books in which spanking and sex contracts are the norm, audiences will be surprised to hear there's little sex in the preview of Fifty Shades of Grey. Whilst fans are busy creating their own trailers in which S&M is definitely present, Universal Pictures, the studio behind the Sam Taylor Johnson directed films, are ensuring the films remain on the "vanilla" side of the sexual tracks.

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Jamie Dornan will star in Fifty Shades of Grey as Christian Grey.

See more pictures of Jamie Dornan 'Christian Grey' on Contactmusic. 

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They're No Chris Hemsworth! Other Actors Considered For The Role Of 'Thor'


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After owning the role in two hit movies, it’s hard to imagine any one other than gorgeous blond man-mountain, Chris Hemsworth, playing Marvel Comics superhero, Thor. You can’t even hear the word “Thor” without Chris coming into mind (we definitely don’t just sit here chanting “Thor” for this exact reason. Ahum).

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But if you thought that he was the first choice to play the role, you’ll be sorely disappointed. Chris’ potential apparently didn’t shine through immediately for the producers, and although he auditioned early he was put to one side while other actors auditioned. Imagine if one of these actors had won the role instead of Chris. It’ll be hard to think about, but sometimes life is tough.

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Charlie Hunnam - 'Sons of Anarchy' star Charlie Hunnam shopping in Beverly Hills - Los Angeles, California, United States - Friday 24th January 2014

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'Sons Of Anarchy' Creator Answers Questions Raised By Season Six's Shocking Finale


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The finale of Sons of Anarchy's sixth season left fans with their jaws wide open as it came to a heartfelt close last night (10 Dec.) - SPOILERS AHEAD - as Tara (Maggie Siff) laid dead in the arms of a crying Jax (Charlie Hunnam) having being stabbed to death by an enraged Gemma (Katey Sagal) armed with a carving fork.

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Sagal (L) and Siff (R) provided the emotional and shocking ending to season six

The death was shocking (what the hell kind of weed was Gemma even smoking?), but the circumstances around the death made it heartbreaking, as Jax gave Tara permission to leave Charming with her boys and under her own terms while he served time for providing guns to the boy who shot up the elementary school at the opening of season six. Taking unwarranted revenge on Tara after receiving some bad information, Gemma's heinous act also resulted in the death of Eli Roosevelt (Rockond Dunbar) at the hands of Juice (Theo Rossi) after witnessing the killing.

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Jamie Dornan: Who Is He And Why Is He The Best Choice To Play Christian Grey?


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Jamie Dornan, now heres a name that doesn't really exude familiarity or instant recognition. That was until he was chosen for the lead male role in the Universal and Focus Features adaptation of 50 Shades of Grey however. Now Dornan can expect to see himself being mentioned on a daily basis and his stock price rise to all new levels - at least until the 50 Shades film comes out that is.

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Dornan might be the ideal choice for Christian Grey

Before things begin to take off, there are a few things we should know about Dornan before he enters the new role, and even though he isn't everyones ideal replacement for Charlie Hunnam, it's easy to see why he has been chosen to play the hunky, S&M-obsessed billionaire.

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Scott Eastwood Circling '50 Shades' Role? Does Anyone Still Care?


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Scott Eastwood, the son of Western movie star Clint Eastwood, is the latest in a long line of names to be associated with the role of Christian Grey in the upcoming, ill-fated film adaptation of EL James' raunchy trilogy, Fifty Shades of Grey. The role has had to be recast after former Grey, Charlie Hunnam, walked out over purported scheduling difficulties.

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At this point in time, been described as the 50 Shades frontrunner pretty much means that you're the only male actor left in Hollywood who hasn't already been associated with the role. The list's too long for us to name them all, but notable rumoured former "frontrunners" have included Ian Somerhalder, Jamie Dorkin, Ryan Gosling and Matt Bomer.

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50 Shades Of Grey Movie: Charlie Hunnam Offered Just $125,000 For Christian Grey


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Further details regarding the departure of Charlie Hunnam from the 50 Shades of Grey movie cast are beginning to come to light, all but confirming that scheduling conflicts played no part in the British actor's decision to quit his role as Christian Grey, 

Universal head honchos, producers Michael De Luca and Dana Brunetti, director Sam Taylor-Johnson and author EL James have drafted a list of four men they want to replace Hunnam, they include: Jamie Dornan, Christian Cooke and Alexander Skarsgard

The studio is reeling with less than three weeks before the start of production, though the real reasons for the mess it's in appear to be filtering out.

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Jamie Dornan Set To Become Christian Grey In '50 Shades Of Grey'?


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Actor Jamie Dornan is the latest in a long line of rumored successors to the role of Christian Grey after Charlie Hunnam walked away from the adaptation of author EL James' erotic trilogy. The Irish The Fall actor's name has surfaced to the top of the pile since Hunnam's departure after it was reported that he went for the role the first time round but lost out to the better-known Sons of Anarchy star.

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Jamie's Looking A Strong Contender For The '50 Shades' Role.

Hunnam blamed his necessary departure on an "immersive schedule" and explained that he wouldn't have time to properly prepare for the role as a result. This left the studios scrambling and 50 Shades fans wondering who the new face of the Christian Grey would be in the sexually-charged fiction.

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One Christian Grey To Rule Them All - Jamie Dornan Is The Latest Actor To Be Considered


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Charlie Hunnam quit the Fifty Shades of Grey project a few days ago, but the ripples of his exit are still being felt throughout the internet. This is mostly because, as of today, there is still no news as to who will replace the Sons of Anarchy actor and take on the role of Christian Grey. One fan favorite for the part seems to be Matt Bomer, although he hasn’t publicly expressed any interest and his name reportedly doesn’t feature in Universal’s uber-secret list of Christian Grey hopefuls.

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Hunnam's exit has thrown the production in a state of chaos.

Said list includes a few actors, whom Universal chairman Donna Langley, producers Michael De Luca and Dana Brunetti, director Sam Taylor-Johnson and author EL James are reportedly considering for the role, now that they are left in a desperate scramble to replace Hunnam in time for the start of filming – November 1. This oh-so-secretive list – part of which was nonetheless revealed by The Hollywood Reporter – also includes British TV stars Jamie Dornan, 31, and Christian Cooke, 26.

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Cold Feet? Dakota Johnson CouldFollow Charlie Hunnam In 'Fifty Shades' Exit


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It was going rather well for the Fifty Shades of Grey director Sam Taylor-Johnson and her team: after what seemed like ages they'd managed to pull off a great casting decision, choosing two actors on the cusp of big-time fame. However, they were not only hit by a 90k strong petition telling them their choice was wrong; they had to say goodbye to Charlie Hunnam, AKA Christian Grey, and learn their Anastasia Steele, Dakota Johnson, had a touch of the heebie jeebies too.

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Dakota Johnson Could Be Thinking Of Leaving '50 Shades.'

Sons of Anarchy star Hunnam's exit was confirmed earlier this week due to an "immersive TV schedule" that would prevent the actor from being able to fully prepare for the role of Christian Grey. The film took a hit, author EL James sent her best, and fans began to wonder whether Hunnam had secretly been influenced by the petition launched to replace him and Johnson with Matt Bomer and Alexis Bledel.

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Charlie Hunnam "Relieved" That His '50 Shades Of Grey' Commitment Is Over


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Charlie Hunnam has revealed his "relief" at no longer being involved in the 50 Shades of Grey movie adaptation. Universal Pictures confirmed on Saturday, 12 October, that the actor had walked from the project, confirming his exit a month before filming was due to begin on the project. Apparently though, Charlie hasn't been fazed by his exit at all, and if anything he is happy his involvement with it is over.

A source close to the Sons of Anarchy star has spoken with Fox News about the exit and revealed that it is a "big relief" for Charlie to finally be disassociated with the project. When his exit was initially reported, Hunnam's excuse was that he had too busy a schedule to commit to the film, however reports soon emerged saying the actor had gotten cold feet over the role and had become overwhelmed by his sudden thrust into the limelight.

The revelation from the Fox insider confirms that the actor was reluctant to commit to the role in the first place and now that his part in the film has been officially discontinued, he apparently couldn't be more relieved.

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'50 Shades Of Grey' Movie Cast In Turmoil After Charlie Hunnam's Exit


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UPDATE: British pop star Rita Ora has been cast as the adopted sister of Christian Grey, who will now be played by Irish actor Jamie Dornan. 

The 50 Shades of Grey movie appears to be in turmoil with just over two weeks before a huge crew descends on Vancouver for the first official day of shooting, with Universal and Focus Feature expecting to release the movie - based on E.L. James' erotic novel - in August, 2014.

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Is Little Known Actor Jamie Dornan The New Christian Grey?


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The Fifty Shades of Grey movie appears to be in turmoil. With now just 17 days until the first day of filming in Vancouver, the project - headed by Sam Taylor-Johnson - is without a leading man after Charlie Hunnam dropped out, citing a packed schedule.

Of course, Hunnam and his agent will have known his commitments to Sons of Anarchy when initially taking the part, therefore reports the actor got cold feet are probably not too far off the mark.

Hunnam was set to play the young, rich businessman Christian Grey in the big screen adaptation of E.L. James 'Fifty Shades of Grey,' which will undoubtedly contain the explicit sex scenes featured in the controversial novel.

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Alexander Skarsgard & Matt Bomer Emerge As Favorites In The Hunt For Christian Grey


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Charlie Hunnam is out! The actor sensationally left behind his role as Christian Grey in the upcoming FiftyShades of Grey movie adaptation following varied reports stating his schedule was too packed up already and that he had gotten cold feet over the immense pressure of the role. Now the race is one to find another Christian Grey and the shortlist of potential candidates seems to keep on growing.

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Matt Bomer (L) is the bookie's favourite, but Alexander Skarsgard is still heavily rumoured with the role

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Alexander Skarsgard is among the favorites to succeed Hunnam, with his steamy scenes in True Blood and his obvious sex appeal boding well with producers. The same report also states that Northern Irish actor Jamie Dornan is also in line to take on the job, however neither of these rumors have been confirmed yet. THR have also reported that Oscar-nominated screenwriter Patrick Marber (Notes on a Scandal) has been brought in to adjust the script to accomodate another actor.

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Could Dakota Johnson Be Heading For A '50 Shades' Exit Too?


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Dakota Johnson is feeling apprehensive about her part on the upcoming movie adaptation of EL James' 50 Shades of Grey. Like her former co-star Charlie Hunnam, the immense pressure that comes with the coveted role is proving to be a heavy weight to bear, one that she is finding increasingly difficult to keep balance with.

Last week, the 50 Shades of Grey movie was delivered a major blow when lead actor Hunnam dropped out of the project. His reasons for leaving were initially said to be because of his overwhelming work load, however ater reports stated that his exit was more to do with the sheer pressure that came with the job and the limelight that seemed to follow him everywhere since his part in the project was confirmed. Now reports are suggesting that Johnson too could be on the way out.

"Dakota is having a very hard time dealing with all the press," a source close to the actress told E! News. "When she first got the role, it was way too much for her."

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E.L. James Wishes Charlie Hunnam "All The Best" After He Leaves 'Fifty Shades Of Grey'


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Charlie Hunnam may have left his role as Christian Grey in the upcoming movie adaptation of Fifty Shades of Grey, yet author E.L. James is not harbouring any resentment. The author of the bestselling trilogy took to Twitter on Saturday (14th October) when she wrote "I wish Charlie all the best."

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Charlie Hunnam has dropped out of Fifty Shades of Grey.

Universal Pictures, the studio responsible for the Fifty Shades movie, released a statement announcing Hunnam's decision to step down from the male lead. It seems Hunnam's television appearances (on Sons of Anarchy) would prevent him from thoroughly committing to the project. The statement read, as reported by The Hollywood Reporter, "The filmmakers of Fifty Shades of Grey and Charlie Hunnam have agreed to find another male lead given Hunnam's immersive TV schedule, which is not allowing him time to adequately prepare for the role of Christian Grey."

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Did Charlie Hunnam Simply Realise The Fifty Shades Movie Will Probably Be Rubbish?


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There are a lot of theories abounding regarding Charlie Hunnam’s abrupt Fifty Shades movie exit. The official line is: he can’t find the time in his schedule to properly prepare for the role. The unofficial one is: the angry fans intimidated him and he jumped ship.

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We’ve got a sneaky suspicion that neither of the aforementioned ‘reasons’ are true, and that Hunnam – who can’t claim to be attached to many critically acclaimed projects – realised just how bad the movie version of the steamy book will be, and decided it wasn’t for him.

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Charlie Hunnam - Charlie Hunnam sports a jumpsuit for a scene in the tv show "Sons Of Anarchy" with co stars Theo Rossi and Peter Weller filming in downtown Los Angeles. - Los Angeles, CA, United States - Thursday 26th September 2013

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Charlie Hunnam Withdraws For '50 Shades Of Grey' Film But Who Will Replace Him?


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Fans of the sensual novel '50 Shades of Grey' get want they want as Charlie Hunnam drops out of the project's lead male role.

The 33 year-old was set to play the lead role of a successful business man with a S&M fetish, 'Christian Grey', in the film adaptation of E.L. James' erotic tale.

Universal features and Focus Features released a joint statement on Saturday (Oct 12th) that read;

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Jennifer Ehle Onboard For '50 Shades' Movie, Let's Take Stock Of Current Cast


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Actress Jennifer Ehle has become the latest name to be added to the Fifty Shades of Grey movie adaptation cast list. The 43 year-old Pride and Prejudice actress will apparently play Anastasia Steele's mother, Carla, in the screen version of EL James' highly successful and saucy erotic trilogy.

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Jennifer Ehle Is The Latest Name To Be Added To The '50 Shades' Cast.

Ehle's role will be that of a four-time married Southern woman who takes no nonsense, according to Deadline. The movie will be based on James' storyline of a naïve and sexually inexperienced student who is enrolled by a sadomasochistic billionaire who makes her his sex slave.

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Jennifer Ehle Joins The 'Fifty Shades Of Grey' Cast As Anastasia's Mother


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The Fifty Shades of Grey cast list keeps on growing, and the latest actor to be assigned a role in the anticipated adaptation of the erotic novel is Jennifer Ehle. The actress will appear as Anastasia Steele's mother, a passing role in the novels but one that is expected to become much more prominent in the film due to Elhe's appointment.

As confirmed by The Hollywood Reporter, Ehle is the third name to be attached to the movie project, after Dakota Johnson was cast as Anastasia Steele and Charlie Hunnam was given the role of the BDSM-obsessed billionaire Christian Grey. Her appointment also adds further weight to the project, which had begun to look as though it was destined to fail before filming had even begun as producers at Universal and Focus Features struggled to find a cast and crew when the rights to the book were initially purchased.

Things are running much smoothly now, and with Sam Taylor-Wood signed on to direct and Kelly Marcel having reportedly finished the screenplay for the film, work on the project is due to begin before the end of 2013. The film is being produced by Michael De Luca, Dana Brunetti and the novel's author EL James.

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Jennifer Ehle Joins 'Fifty Shades Of Grey' Cast


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Jennifer Ehle has been cast as Anastasia Steele's mother in Fifty Shades of Grey. The actress is best known for her role as Elizabeth Bennett (starring opposite Colin Firth) in the BBC's 90s production of Pride and Prejudice. She has been cast, The Hollywood Reporter confirmed, as Carla the mother of college student Anastasia who is drawn into an unusual sexual relationship with young, handsome billionaire Christian Grey. 

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Jennifer Ehle has been cast in Fifty Shades of Grey.

The best-selling books, written by E.L. James, are to be adapted into a film due to be released next year. The trilogy follows the romantic relationship between Christian and Anastasia, particularly on his more unconventional sexual habits, namely S&M. The books made E.L. James the biggest earning author last year, according to the Forbes list. 

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Inside The Fifty Shades Of Grey Auditions. "I Really Can't Do This"


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The Fifty Shades of Grey auditions were shrouded in mystery - nobody really knew who auditioned, until now of course. With Charlie Hunnam and Dakota Johnson now the proud owners of two of the biggest roles of 2014, the actors and actresses who failed to convince Universal that they were right for Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele are beginning to come out of the woodwork.

Speaking to Cosmopolitan.com at the Alice + Olivia presentation for the New York Fashion Week, Chloe Bridges - best known for her role in The Carrie Diaries - dished on her audition for the role of Anastasia, and it ain't pretty. 

"There were three pages of sides that I was going to audition with," she explained. "I read them and then was like, I really can't do this."

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Charlie Hunnam On "Fifty Shades," "Queer As Folk" And On-Screen Chemistry


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Some fans of Fifty Shades of Grey might disagree, but it does seem like Sons of Anarchy’s Charlie Hunnam is the perfect choice to play the racy role of Christian Grey – in that he’s willing to do it, at least.

The film’s director Sam Taylor-Johnson still hasn’t revealed how much of the sexual content of E. L. James’ novel will make it on screen, but it’s likely to be quite a lot, considering that sexual scenes make up most of the trilogy.

This might also be part of the reason why several actors and actresses turned down the lead roles before Hunnam and co-star Dakota Johnson agreed.

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