Last month, a bunch of women shit their mom jeans in collective fury upon learning Charlie Hunnam had been cast as Christian Grey in the movie version of the literary outhouse known as “Fifty Shades of Grey.”
But stand down, ladies. Turns out Charlie isn’t ready to lay waste to his career just yet, because a statement today reads:
“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.”
His TV schedule, by the way, involves his current work as one of the stars of “Sons of Anarchy.” It’s the same schedule he had when he signed on to the “Fifty Shades” trilogy (yes, there are three “books” in this wretched series) — so the above statement’s pants are clearly on fire.
Indeed, two sources told the Hollywood Reporter that Hunnam was “overwhelmed with the attention he received from being cast in the movie and got cold feet about carrying such a high-profile project.” (He’s even needed bodyguards recently because crazy people are crazy.)
My guess is Charlie also got a visit from the Ghost of Career Future, which bore more than a passing resemblance to Robert Pattinson — and that scared the hell out of him. Because while Rob’s rich and famous and never needs to work again, the rest of that sentence is “good thing, too, because no one wants to see him in anything but a ‘Twilight’ movie.”