Charlie Hunnam at the Sons of Anarchy Season 6 Premiere

Posted on September 09, 2013

Charlie’s the hot guy who just got out of jail who you’ve been writing letters to because you’re the kind of gal who writes letters to convicts. There. That’s your fantasy for the day.

Charlie Hunnam attends the season 6 premiere of “Sons of Anarchy” in Hollywood, California.

Granted, guys fresh out of jail don’t normally get suits that nice, but let’s not pick at the details, shall we? Let’s envision his prison tattoos. And after the marathon “You’re free, baby!” bed session,  let’s gently remind him that here on the outside, we get our pants properly hemmed.

Now that he’s making his bid for movie stardom, he’s dressing a lot nicer for these things than he used to. Attaboy.

As for his casting as Christian Grey, we have less than no opinion on the matter. No intention of reading the books or seeing the movie, so he’s all yours to pick apart, fans of the book.

 

 

[Photo Credit: PRPhotos.com]

    • lobsterlen

      LOL he is in all gray except the shirt and shoes. Hmmm I wonder if that was planned?

      • Jacquelyn

        Interesting. It is rather poledance of him now that you mention it…

      • MartyBellerMask

        Good eye. I never really noticed those things til TLo pointed them out (picture Henry Cavill in red & blue, Mila Kunis wearing emerald.) Yeah, it’s planned. :)

      • https://twitter.com/Gayer_Than_Thou Gayer Than Thou

        Yes, but is he wearing fifty shades of … oh forget it. I can’t work up the energy, and anyway that joke is going to be made a million times. No need to hammer it out right now.

    • http://www.criminalmoviereviews.com/ Manon @ CMR

      I’m so disappointed he went with that role. Ugh. It just… I can’t. He’ll never be the same.

      • Lori

        I think it will be interesting to see how this turns out for him. 50 Shades is going to be a total train wreck, but one of the things he supposedly got for doing it is the go-ahead for a couple other projects he actually wanted to do. That kind of “one for you, one for me” strategy has worked for some actors and been a total failure for others.

        • http://www.criminalmoviereviews.com/ Manon @ CMR

          Yeah, it’s going to be a train wreck, except that it’s still going to bring in a shitload of money. And depending on what kind of definition is used, that may actually make it a success. We’ll see. I just hope he chooses more respectable roles in the future, if this will even bring him that choice.

          • Lori

            The two projects he currently has in pre-production for after 50 Shades are presumably not the ones he got in exchange for doing the train wreck, but they do appear to be better projects. No offense to Ms Johnson, but as costars go Cate Blanchett and Jessica Chastain a huge step up.

            • http://www.criminalmoviereviews.com/ Manon @ CMR

              True dat!

            • fursa_saida

              Excellent. LaineyGossip has made a comparison to George Clooney doing Batman, which he (according to them? It was sort of before my analytical time) has admitted to being strictly for money/stardom and kind of blew up in his face. I don’t have a huge investment in Charlie Hunnam (I liked Pacific Rim a lot and enjoyed Raleigh but think plenty of actors could have probably done what he did), but I’d still like to see him be able to turn this around.

        • lobsterlen

          Maybe it will be Bridges of Madison County for him. Meryl and Clint somehow pulled it off and it wasn’t bad movie at all. I just downloaded the book. I thought it would be an easy entertaining read but I just couldn’t stick with it. Hope this doesn’t offend those who enjoyed but the book seemed oddly juvenile like a teenage girl wrote it.

          • Aurumgirl

            I think you’re being kind with that description.
            I hope it all works out for him, but I also secretly hope he plays his role the way Gilbert Godfrey read the book aloud. Hee hee!

            • lobsterlen

              Well I found my people among the bitter kittens. All of my real life friends LOVED Fifty Shades. I thought there is something wrong with me that I was into a book about being tied up by some egotistical control freak written from the 14 year old girls perspective.

            • marlie

              Same here – I have no interest in reading the book (or seeing the movie), unlike a lot of my real life friends.

              One friend, who is a writer (and is also “well-versed” in some of the practices that the book is about) read it and said that not only is it badly written, but it’s also wildly inaccurate in its depiction of that lifestyle. SO, even if I were going to read something like that, her review turned me off entirely.

            • Sobaika

              It is a VERY poor (and irresponsible) depiction of the lifestyle.

            • marlie

              Yeah, that what my friend said. She went on at length about how the book sends the absolutely wrong message about what BDSM is and means.

            • Alloy Jane

              Yeah no shit, and that’s being generous. I started reading it having no idea what it was about other than it was a best-seller and Twilight-inspired and I couldn’t make it through the first 100 pages. It’s also SO HORRIBLY written that it is fucking offensive. In fact, I was so offended I reviewed it on Amazon.

              Honestly, the only people I know that actually enjoyed 50 Shades of Garbage are people who are psychologically dysfunctional. Because you have to need professional help in order to find anything in there to enjoy.

            • fursa_saida

              Seriously. People are gonna be like “I love BDSM!” and go into scenes and have no idea what they’re really doing and probably be traumatized. And like, if people who didn’t really know it was an option get into it, that in itself (as in: in isolation from what I understand this book to depict) is great, since BDSM is sadly demonized and treated as beyond the pale when it shouldn’t be, but…from what I know (saying this as someone who has a tiny bit of experience but has listened a lot to people within the culture), using this as a basis would potentially be incredibly damaging. One thing I really love about fandom and fanfic is how respectful it CA) be regarding triggers, preferences, safety, etc., and this is a total perversion of that lovely, considerate culture (to reclaim a word ["perversion"] that’s been mostly used to describe sexual behaviors that aren’t societally sanctioned).

            • conniemd

              Well as someone who lived a BDSM lifestyle for a few years, there is a difference between consensual love based submission and sexual predator and abuse BDSM. As someone earlier mentioned “The Story of O” explains the lifestyle choices involved. It appears the movie/book is more about perversion/titillation than exploring the human sexual nature, as Freud would have found interesting, involved in the dominance/submission aspects of our personalities.

            • Lori

              Have you read the blog, Jen Reads 50 Shades of Grey? Jen saved my sanity during the period when it seemed like everywhere I went someone was telling me how great this book is. (If it gives someone happy tingles that’s their business and I have no issue with that. If they think it’s a good book that’s a whole other thing.)

            • lobsterlen

              Thanks. Just starting reading. Very interesting and funny.

            • Glam Dixie

              I read them because everyone at work was reading them and raving over them, so I kept asking them, when is this going to get good? They kept telling me hang in there they get better, the second one is better, the third one is better. Awful, they never get better, stupid, juvenile, inaccurate. And if I read her saying ‘oh my!’ one more time I was going to scream. Biggest waste of time. I hope this turns out alright for Charlie, being tied to this clunker.

            • Alloy Jane

              You should google George Takei reading from it. That should help.

            • marlie

              The irony about Fifty Shades is about how pervasive it’s become in society. I remember hearing about how some Walmart stores didn’t want to carry the Twilight series (I think) because it’s about vampires and werewolves and “unholy” stuff. But at the same time, they have no problem selling Fifty Shades, which is Twilight-based fanfic, and is essentially soft-core porn.

              I went to my parents’ church fashion show last year and the hostess said that the theme was “Fifty Shades of Grey” (the clothes were all grey, that’s all), and my mother didn’t understand why I was so shocked. Apparently none/few of the old church ladies had actually read the book, because when I told my mother what the book was actually about, she was horrified.

              All that to say, it amazes me how something can become such a cultural phenomenon, and people can buy into and support something that they know absolutely nothing about. /*rant over*/

            • lobsterlen

              I had my Fifty Shades cultural moment in Price Club. Pillars of Fifty Shades (bondage books in bulk?) and some very middle age suburban women having a spontaneous book club meeting in the aisle discussing all the gritty details. All of sudden I wonder when I became such a prude because the whole thing seemed unseemly given the location.

            • venusvelvet

              Your mother’s church lady friends remind me of a friend’s mother who used to innocently sing that Sheena Easton song “Sugar Walls” back in the 80s. Funny how pop culture reaches people. 50SoG benefited from a catchy title.

            • marlie

              OMG, I feel dirty for looking up those song lyrics!

            • fursa_saida

              So I was living in a mostly-male expat community for the last year and a half, and if I had a nickel for every time I heard “all women love Fifty Shades of Grey) I’d…well, I wouldn’t be rich in this day and age but I’d have at least something like $100, and that’s not nothing. Even aside from the subject matter (I have absolutely no problem with BDSM, just the irresposible and abusive way it’s portrayed from what I understand), just the “all women XYZ” crap was enough to live through.

            • fursa_saida

              I once ended up in a really weird situation where one of my friends (who in that group was the most enlightened/social justice aware person I knew?) LOVED 50 shades, and somehow we were all at her apartment with one of our male friends reading it out loud, and he himself clearly went from super skeptical to, like…really into it. To the point that I got uncomfortable. And then female friend who owned the books and her bf started making out and it seemed like the time to go. I still don’t really understand what happened there. (I choose to excuse her some because her whole situation with her boyfriend/now-sort-of-fiance was really limited and confusing and she couldn’t have all the sex with him she wanted to, but STILL.)

              But 50 Shades, on top of how horrible it is re: abusive relationships, BDSM (which, from my friends who are into it, I don’t think is meant to be like that AT ALL [EDIT: I see others agree]), etc., gives fandom and fan fiction a bad name. Like, if fan fiction is gonna get published, LET IT BE THE BETTER FIC THAN THIS, because there is so much better out there. So, so, so much better.

            • andreawey

              I know, I have a couple of friends that I always thought of as smart and enlightened women that both loved this book, but i couldn’t choke down (pun intended lol) 50 pages of some of the worst writing I have ever read! Sad to say, I’ve lost a little bit of respect for those ladies….. BTW that gif review was the best!!!

          • Lori

            I fear it will be more like the Exit to Eden. Oy.

            The thing about Bridges is that both versions were sappy love stories that used a lot of soft focus sentimentality to cover major issues with both the story and the writing. 50 Shades has a source material to screen problem that Bridges didn’t have—the book is basically (badly written, badly researched) porn and the movie is not. That creates some issues right there and just how bad the movie ends up being depends on how they resolve those issues.

            • lobsterlen

              That poor screen writer has a difficult mountain to climb.

          • http://www.lindamerrill.com/ Linda Merrill

            Fifty Shades haters unite! Same as others, a friend read it and looooved it. She still owes me $9.99. Very juvenile, boring and repetitive. “Oh my…!” I have no opinion as to who is in the movie though I think it’s hard to imagine the leads will come out looking better than they did going in.

          • MartyBellerMask

            “Bridges…” the movie KILLED me. I haven’t had any interest in reading the book, but the movie was much better than it had to be.

            • demidaemon

              Man, I read that review and it confirmed and simultaneously horrified me with how awful the book was. I mean, I work my ass off to construct a well-told story without devolving into “said” synonyms and shallow, derivative characters and this tripe gets published while I’m lucky to get one story through a year. WTF!

          • demidaemon

            Considering it was originally Twilight fanfiction (although using the definition of fanfiction broadly), that description seems particularly apt.

            As a professor of English and a literature buff, I fear that if I read that book my credential would be revoked. Also, it seems ultra tacky and pinpoints the problem with a great deal of fanfiction to me: the emphasis on BDSM to the detriment of everything else in writing.

        • ShaoLinKitten

          I wonder if he’s going to get his Vlad Tepes movie made in exchange. That is a devil’s bargain right there, Charlie.

    • Sobaika

      I had no interest in the book/movie but I might watch that mess just to see him do the things. Woof.

      • lobsterlen

        If he often naked in it then I he deserves the Oscar and I don’t care how shitty the movie is. My Oscar support can be easily bought by a naked Charlie Hunnman.

        • Lori

          Rumor has it that there will indeed be frequent nudity.

          • jen

            I’m in then! Have not read a word of any of the books.

          • Imasewsure

            Yes but undoubtedly female nudity… you should get the occasional butt shot though (coming out of the shower, walking to the shower, etc).

            • Lori

              The double standard is definitely a major issue when it comes to nudity in films. From what I hear there will be more than the occasional glimpse of “Christian’s” butt, but obviously that doesn’t necessarily mean full frontal Charlie.

      • https://twitter.com/Gayer_Than_Thou Gayer Than Thou

        I don’t find him to be a hottie, and I suspect the movie will be disappointing if watched for its porn value, but if you see it and you can report that there’s plenty of male nudity, that might persuade me to watch it.

      • Lucía Gavello

        Right there with you. I don’t understand the “controversy” at all, I mean he’s hot and quite a good actor but everybody is losing their shit. It’s not Keanu Reeves violating Shakespeare people!

        • Imasewsure

          Yes but Keanu Reeves doing Shakespeare was worth it for the years of laughter afterwards…. and he is just a guilty pleasure no matter how bad the acting (at least I think he’s acting)

        • marlie

          I didn’t know there was a controversy surrounding his casting. But 50 Shades is a FAR cry from “literature,” so I don’t get the fuss.

      • Goldie

        I read on another website that he was in the original, UK version of Queer As Folk. If it was anything like the US version, he’s probably nude quite a bit. The story quoted him as saying, “If you look back at my history, my first job was … Queer as Folk. It was incredibly explicit – sexual scenes with a man. If I could do it when I was 18 with a guy, I can certainly do it at 33 with a lady.”

        I haven’t read the books and have no desire to so I most likely won’t be watching the movie either.

        • ShaoLinKitten

          You should watch it. He is about 19 and OMG. So beautiful it will make your bones hurt.

        • thecitysleeps

          To be honest he had like two explicit sex scenes in the whole series. The US version was way more sexualised trust me. But, he was beautiful in it.

    • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

      I have one thing to say.

      Too Much Hair Product

      • Nicholas

        Or the wrong brand. I had a hell of a time in high school wrangling product, until I found the right wax.

        It can be hard, but he’s in an industry where he has to be able to throw someone some G’s to get a working product.

      • https://twitter.com/Gayer_Than_Thou Gayer Than Thou

        Or not enough. Shampoo is a hair product too, after all…

        • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

          So true. Though this looks like he was going for that, “just out of the shower, combed it back” thing.

      • KateShouldBeWorking

        I was hoping it would be “Sashay, Shantay”

        • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

          (winking)
          Perhaps later, m’dear.

    • http://dontmakeitlikeimdumb.blogspot.com/ annabelle archer

      Jeezus, I have such a lady boner for him, it’s a little bit frightening. I feel sorry for any of my facebook friends, I’m giddy with anticipation for the season premier, I’ve been binge watching past seasons and stalking Google Images post, post, post.

      I don’t give two shits about those stupid books, and I’m worried he will go the way of the Pattinson and that will break my heart.

      • CatherineRhodes

        I was thinking that too, but he’s been doing SOA for 6 seasons, so he already has an identity and won’t be solely defined by “Grey.” Which was your favorite season? I loved 5 where Jax finally pushed out that traitorous Clay. Watching that show is a safe way to satisfy my bad boy fetish.

        • http://dontmakeitlikeimdumb.blogspot.com/ annabelle archer

          I don’t know that I have a favorite season. I just rewatched 4 on Saturday, and it was so bittersweet. It was the last time the club was whole. Mostly I have favorite episodes and moments.

          • Ifeoluwa Olokode

            Is it bad that one of my favorite moments was when he told the porn bitch to keep her ‘rancid pussy’ away from his club? Actually, most of the scenes with the Ima and her interactions with Tara and the club are my favorite.

            • http://dontmakeitlikeimdumb.blogspot.com/ annabelle archer

              It’s a little bad, LOL. I have a hard time getting past that and what he did to Wendy. But I admire that the writing is so dark, and that Sutter never misses a chance to show you that these are not good men.

            • Ifeoluwa Olokode

              A+. So true. Can’t wait to live tweet the shit out of the premiere tomorrow night.

      • ShaoLinKitten

        I could not more fully endorse everything you just said here. Every word. I love SoA, I have a huge crush on Charlie, and I am stoked for an hour a week I can watch him do his gangsta strut across my big screen TV.

        I hated 50 Shades and my heart sank when he took the part of Christian Grey. I fear it will do terrible things to his career right when it’s about to take off. On the upside, we will get to watch him half naked and sweaty for three two hour movies. Some sit by me and we can squee over it together (with the sound off, preferably).

        • demidaemon

          That sounds like the only tolerable way to watch this, unless the screenwriter completely redoes the dialogue to somewhere near not-repetitive. However, it sounds like the original creator has her hands deep in this mess, so I expect the film version to be cringingly close to the original.

          • ShaoLinKitten

            Will she actually have Anastasia say “Holy shit… holy fuck” every five minutes, as she does on nearly every single page of the books? Truly those books are a triumph of bad writing.

          • Alloy Jane

            I really wish they would’ve let Bret Easton Ellis write the screenplay. This is the man who made being a serial killer funny, he could’ve fixed it so it was at least interesting. Idiots.

    • Jacquelyn

      I guess it’s just my personal taste cause I don’t find him attractive at all. As far as his new role as Christian Grey goes: I couldn’t care less. I was more or less hoping Hollywood would come to their senses and realize there are better things in the world that could be turned into movies.

      • 3boysful

        Total agreement on both counts.

    • Beardslee

      Is the jacket a little long?

    • nannypoo

      He’d look a lot better without all that crap in his hair.

    • Alanna

      He’s one of those guys who looks much better in motion, because right here his face looks way too doughy and bland and bartender-at-the-Wings-‘n-Brews-out-in-suburbia. Or maybe a second-shift manager at Crunch Fitness.

    • jspark

      The flesh beard HAS to go.

    • thecitysleeps

      That’s a good, but boring suit. But he looks nice, except for the hair. I love his pretty face though. So disappointed he decided to throw his credibility down the toilet with that movie choice though. Why would you do this Nathan?

      • Alloy Jane

        Because no matter how terrible it is, it will make him rich rich rich. That first Twilight movie was just, lol, it was terrible. But shrieking fangirls did not care that it was terrible, they only cared that it was Twilight and went to see it repeatedly and thus quite a few stars were born.

    • Jessica Freeman

      I put my life at risk saying this, but I find him relatively unattractive.

      • http://dontmakeitlikeimdumb.blogspot.com/ annabelle archer

        Surely you’re safe. The BKs have such a variety of tastes in our cat nip.

        I think he looks very handsome here, but he is an actor I love more in character than out of. ‘Jax Teller’ is one tremendously broken and savage man, with an ass that won’t quit and an intensity that leaps off the screen. It’s hard for me to not see that, no matter the setting.

        • CatherineRhodes

          Well said.

      • Meg0GayGuys6

        I wouldn’t worry about it… Jason Segel and Seth Rogen are dreamboats, as far as I’m concerned lol.

        But as I said below, he was awesome in Green Street Hooligans.

      • RebeccaKW

        He doesn’t really do anything for me. I recognize why other women are attracted to him, but I don’t feel it. I do, however, appreciate his muscular bod. But that’s about the end of it for me.

      • marlie

        I don’t find him UNattractive, but I also wouldn’t look twice if I saw him walking down the street. He’s a little too ‘generic’ for me.

    • CatherineRhodes

      SMOKIN’ HOT. Seriously, have any of you actually watched “Sons of Anarchy”? It’s really, really good. I was cruising through my Netflix instant queue looking for something to watch and stumbled on this — and instantly became hooked. He’s a great actor, smoldering, sexy, and according the “Pacific Rim” trailer, completely ripped. I wasn’t going to see “50 Shades” but I sure as hell will now.

    • leahpapa

      The first thing I saw him in was “Cold Mountain,” so now no matter how he’s styled I see that creepy albino who shot Brendan Gleeson and the kid from “My Name is Earl.”

    • Janet B

      Underneath the hair and ill-fitting suit, I assume he’s quite good looking.

    • Meg0GayGuys6

      I haven’t read the books and could care less about the movie, but after seeing him in Green Street Hooligans years ago, I have been a HUGE fan. If my BKs haven’t seen that movie, do it. He’s fantastic. From what I know of the character Christian (which is just the basic), I think Charlie would be fantastic. But then, I’m biased.

      • http://dontmakeitlikeimdumb.blogspot.com/ annabelle archer

        Charlie is really, really, good at playing intense, which is the one glimmer of hope I have for how he will be received after this role. But still, to be the best thing in a story based on Twilight fanfic is a dubious honor at best.

        • Meg0GayGuys6

          Haha yes, dubious honor, indeed.

        • CatherineRhodes

          One can only hope (for Charlie’s sake) that the screenplay is not written by the author. I started reading the book out of curiosity but could not make it past page 20 — the writing is so atrocious, overwrought, repetitive. It may be one of those cases where the movie is better than the book.

          • demidaemon

            It isn’t, but, from what I can tell, she has a huge amount of creative control, which is quite rare when the author is still alive. Most of the time they prefer you far away from the set, so they can hack, edit, and rewrite without interference. Doubt that is going to happen here.

      • NMMagpie

        At last! Someone else who saw Green Street Hooligans! He just steals the screen, even with the bad cockney accent.

    • marlie

      He’s attractive, but he doesn’t get my panties in a bunch. And I have the same (lack of) opinion as TLo about his 50 Shades of Crap” casting, since I haven’t (and don’t plan to) read the book either.

    • Carrieanno

      Fifty shades of grease (or whatever’s in the hair).

    • NMMagpie

      Fantastic. Not even looking at those hems.

    • alyce1213

      What book?

    • Jaeda Laurez

      I realize this is the SAMCRO hair so i can deal. But I’d smash everyday and twice on Sundays. And I realize the cheese stands alone on this one, but I loved the other look more than this, although I love both. On the floor. Next to the couch.

    • MilaXX

      He does nothing for me and I wouldn’t read those books if you paid me.

      • marlie

        Just read the Goodreads review that “Manon” posted in response to one of my comments (it’s still awaiting moderation, though). It’s perfectly scathing. Now I don’t ever need to read those darn books.

        • MilaXX

          One of my favorite bloggers read it this weekend and live tweeted the experience. that’s close enough for me

        • http://dontmakeitlikeimdumb.blogspot.com/ annabelle archer

          That review was fantastic!!

    • NOLA_gal

      Eww. Nope. Not to the book, not to the movie, not to the guy. Just, eww.

    • lexilexi

      Didn’t read the book. Haven’t seen his TV show. But I find him delicious.

    • Kimmu

      Charlie, I cared about you and then you signed for 50 Shades and now you are dead to me. If they were going for accurate, since 50 Shades is Twilight fanfiction that makes Twilight look well written, researched, and actually arousing, they should have done whatever it took to get Pattinson for Christian.

      • demidaemon

        That was the author’s original choice for the role. He turned it down, however, which might have been the smartest thing Pattinson has ever done, other than dropping KStew.

    • Lisa M. (ReVoir) Kramp

      Now, he’s one I don’t get the attraction of. I thought he was generic in both looks and acting in Sons of Anarchy and even in the nice suits he’s got a charisma level of zilch. As far as 50 shades? I’d much rather see a film of ‘The Story of O’, which is the original and from what I hear, better written (hee!)

    • MzzPants

      I don’t know who he is, but I love me some bad boy blue steel.

    • http://twitter.com/#!/Space_Kitty Space Kitty

      Unsavory, and not necessarily in a good way. He’s all yours 50 shaders.

    • marlie

      Thanks for the link! Her review was priceless!

    • Jessica O’Connell

      YES! I read that review (and the ones to the subsequent books) and was nearly dying the entire time. That is the closest I will ever get to reading the books.

    • Mrs. Julien

      He’s only the hot guy until you realise he was in jail for a very, very good reason.

    • StillGary

      TLo, I would urge you to read it for about 10 minutes! You will laugh your arses off!

    • Lori

      OMG, how could I have forgotten that gif review? That was hilarious.

      Anyone tempted to read the book should just read that review and then get way better p0rn for free off the internet.

    • conniemd

      My 28 year old daughter is totally pissed off that he is cast as Christian Gray. I agree that he looks like a bad boy, but as she explained to me, Christian Gray is supposed to be a suave and sophisticated bad boy who looks otherwise. Like a Matt Bomer.

      But let me comment on the women who write to convicts as fantasy, I love fantasy bad boys as much as any woman, but I’ve known real women who write to real sick convict serial murderers and that just is pathetic and demented. You can’t reform an evil convict.

    • Trickytrisha

      Eh, I like my hot guys with necks.

    • Contralto

      Yeesh. No.

    • Cz

      So my mind was completely blown when I found out he is the young blond boy in Queer as Folk. Holy cow. I wonder what he looks like without the facial hair.

      • ShaoLinKitten

        He’s clean shaven in Deadfall… in fact, he is a convict who just got out of jail!

    • http://www.fatladysings.us/ TFLS

      I really love “Sons of Anarchy”. It’s a well written, brillianly acted, modern riff on ‘Hamlet’ that qualifies as one of my guilty viewing pleasures. Hunnam is one of the reasons why. He’s a fabulous actor. As for “50 Shades”…..if it ever turns up for free on Bookbub – I might consider it. Too many friends have warned me they barely made it past the third chapter for me to drum up any enthusiasm otherwise. But Hunnam’s a keeper. I’m sure this film will give him a boost he well deserves. Can’t wait to see him sans the SAMCRO facial hair as well.

    • dancho

      Nice beard, nice teeth.

    • demidaemon

      Indeed. I am so glad Matt Bomer didn’t sign on for this mess and when he heard about the petition he was like “That’s cool. I’m glad for Charlie, though, and he’ll do a good job.”

      • fursa_saida

        Best possible response, and since I’m a fan of his it’s about the only thing that makes me happy from the recent coverage of the entire 50 Shades nightmare. I dunno, I’m weirdly informed about/invested in this because tumblr has gone NUTS that Charlie Hunnam’s cast–not out of liking 50 Shades but out of “OH NO HOW IS RALEIGH FROM PACIFIC RIM IN THIS, LET ME DROWN MYSELF IN ALCOHOL”–so the whole Matt Bomer petition thing is just…awkward to me. Like, the casting’s done, let it go, PLEASE. But then everything about 50 Shades is distance-embarrassing, so I suppose I just shouldn’t care. HOW HAS TUMBLR SUCKED ME INTO THIS WHOLE THING.

    • ShaoLinKitten

      Let me first say that pictures do not do Charlie Hunnam just. You have to see him in motion to truly appreciate him. Alternately, you can Google pictures of him shirtless and that will turn you into a believer. He has been my TV boyfriend for going on six years now, and my heart sank when I heard he took on the starring role in this execrable project. But hey, maybe it’ll get him some visibility and more, better movies, which can be only to the good. I can Netflix the movies and hit PAUSE on the parts I like, then fast forward through the rest…

    • ShaoLinKitten

      That gif review made my MONTH. Thank you so much for posting it. I haven’t laughed this much in a while.

    • fursa_saida

      It’s so ridiculous, it’s embarrassing just at a distance. Like, how nice that you wanted Matt Bomer, but it’s over, calm the fuck down. Matt Bomer is wayyyyy better off out of it.

    • http://victoriapavlova.com Victoria Pavlova

      He’s uber hot in Pacific Rim and seriously good in SoA, but I can’t forgive him for doing the 50 shades.