Charlie and the cast of Sons of Anarchy visited CONAN to discuss their experience working on the show, the fans and the series finale which airs December 9th on FX. Check out the captures in our gallery now.
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He plays motorcycle gang boss Jax Teller on Sons of Anarchy, but in real life, Charlie Hunnam is anything but a bad boy.
“My favorite days are at home,” he told ET. “Spend some time in the garden, cook a couple of nice meals, watch a couple of movies. I’m pretty boring.”
But there’s nothing boring about his sexy shirtless spread for the December issue of Men’s Health magazine. The British actor channeled his inner cowboy for the swoon-worthy shots.
To get ripped for photoshoots and his many shirtless fight scenes on Sons, Hunnam told ET that his favorite workouts are “old school stuff.”
“I’ve been going to the gym and doing 75 dips, 75 pull-ups, 150 push-ups, 150 squats, and 20 minutes of abs,” he revealed. “After my abs, I do the back extensions.”
Sons of Anarchy wrapped production last week, and the season finale airs Dec. 9, but Hunnam’s not taking any breaks. He’s inked a major campaign with Calvin Klein, signed on to play King Arthur in a Guy Ritchie-helmed franchise that could span six movies, and is even creating his own projects.
“There’s some small independent stuff, and then I have two films I’m developing as a producer,” he told ET. “They’re kind of really exciting to be exploring a little bit behind the camera, to try to keep working and doing work that I’m proud of.”
EW.com — Sons of Anarchy fans still reeling from the Sept. 30 episode (read our recap) may want to take a beta blocker before reading this week’s cover story, which goes on the set and behind the scenes as the cast and the creator, Kurt Sutter, prepare for an epic ending.
Sons of Anarchy fans still reeling from the Sept. 30 episode (read our recap) may want to take a beta blocker before reading this week’s cover story, which goes on the set and behind the scenes as the cast and the creator, Kurt Sutter, prepare for an epic ending.
Fans also assume Jax will eventually learn the truth. But what will he do? “Anyone else in the world, 100 percent guaranteed he’s gonna murder them in slow and brutal fashion, but it’s his mother, you know. It’s gonna be complicated,” says Hunnam. “I don’t envy Kurt in trying to figure out the right way to approach that.” Sutter already knows how the story will unfold—not that he’s willing to spoil it. “The question is, does Jax ever get the whole truth? Is he supposed to get the whole truth? If he only gets part of the truth, what does that mean? We’ll play with all that stuff,” he says cagily. “I think once he gets information, as much of it as he gets, we’ll see it play out in a different emotional way.”
Not one to totally shy away from dropping bombs, Sutter does reveal that a core character will die in episode nine or 10. He knows that hapless Juice (Theo Rossi) is highest on many fans’ hit lists, which is why he takes great pleasure in announcing that it’s not him. “That’ll f–k people up,” the showrunner says. (Note: This is a good time to remind everyone that there are 13 episodes in the season. #SaveJuice.)
And speaking of pleasure, we’ll leave you with this tease from Hunnam: “Twice I have been completely naked on the set of Sons in season seven. I’m not going to tell you how that came about,” he says. “But you will definitely be seeing my ass again.”
Zap2it: Has the frequently dark tone of “Sons of Anarchy” caused you to take your portrayal of Jax home with you?
Charlie Hunnam: I think one of the skill sets that I’ve really developed over the course of doing this show with Kurt (Sutter, the series’ creator and executive producer) is trying not taking the work home as much as possible. I am not able to sustain Jax’s life. He’s a better man than I — which is not to say that I don’t go home in a bad mood or a good mood, but it’s usually more to do with how I feel I did that day.
If I’m happy with the work I did, I’ll usually go home with a little bit of a spring in my step. Or if I feel like I totally f***ed it up, I’ll go home completely despondent. But in terms of the actual narrative itself, I’ve no desire to go off into a lighter world. I kind of enjoy working in kind of the heightened world of big drama.
Zap2it: How do you think we find Jax as “Sons of Anarchy” starts to wind down its run in this final season?
Charlie Hunnam: Jax is in a very kind of schizophrenic state, I think. I mean, he’s obviously very, very sad and vulnerable and kind of broken, but there’s a huge amount of vengeance and anger in his heart.
So I think, in a kind of way, all of that processing — at least in the very beginning — is kind of to have a bit of a numbing effect. I think that he knows what he wants to do and that he knows that that’s where all of his energy is going to go, but he can’t get away from the fact that the love of his life has just been taken from him.