Universal Pictures raved behind-the-scenes about Charlie even after he bailed on the flick. An insider telling us, “He was a class act from the first day, and he is always going to be someone we consider here for possible roles. The guy is totally sincere, and his fans love him. A man this talented, this gracious is going to have a long career in this town, and in this business. He’s definitely going to be on our studio’s short-list for possible future work.”
“I felt like I had an interesting take on that character and felt like I could have done a good job of playing Christian Grey, otherwise I wouldn’t have taken it on in the first place,” Hunnam told Life & Style this past weekend. “When you put the time into something like that and a character comes alive in your mind, it’s heartbreaking not to be able to play him. … It was definitely kind of heartbreaking having to say goodbye to that character and not bring it to life.”
Hunnam says he’ll be among the first to see Dornan’s fearless take on Christian Grey when “Fifty Shades” opens next February.
“If they invite me to the premiere, I will go and see it there,” Hunnam said. “If not, I’ll go and buy some tickets on opening night.”
Charlie was looking handsome as he and many others were honored at The Huading Film Awards this evening where he won the award for Best Global Emerging Actor. Congratulations to Charlie on his award!
Check out the first photo of Charlie at the Huading Film Awards! The man cleans up nicely.