Hunnam undaunted by Fifty Shades Of Grey role

Cat Collins
Yahoo UK Movies News
8 September 2013
Hunnam undaunted by Fifty Shades Of Grey role

Charlie Hunnam has said he's not at all nervous about the prospect of starring in Sam Taylor-Johnson's upcoming adaptation of EL James' racy novel, Fifty Shades of Grey.

The actor, who will play billionaire fetishist Christian Grey, added that his "tangible chemistry" with co-star Dakota Johnson convinced him to take the part, telling The Hollywood Reporter: "It felt kind of exciting and fun and weird and compelling, and so that was it."

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As for bringing the saucy material to life, Hunnam looked back to his first TV role playing 15-year-old Nathan in Russell T. Davies' 90 drama Queer as Folk.

"My first job was on a Channel 4 miniseries called Queer as Folk. It was incredibly explicit sexual scenes with a man," he said. "I mean I'm 16 and 17 years wiser now. So if I could do it when I was 18 with a guy, I can certainly do it at 33 with a lady."

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Hunnam also revealed that he spoke at length with Taylor-Johnson before signing up, saying that after their first meeting he "felt really intrigued and excited about it."

"I went and read the first book to get a clearer idea of who this character was, and felt even more excited about the prospect of bringing him to life."

Fifty Shades of Grey will hit cinemas on 1 August, 2014.

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