According to a statement issued by Universal/Focus Features, Charlie Hunnam has officially dropped out of Fifty Shades of Grey and the role of Christian Grey.
“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.”
This untimely exit has put the studio into overdrive to find another Christian before production begins, November 1st. Something is telling me that that schedule just isn’t going to work. In all honesty, I think this is a blessing for us because there was something about Charlie that wasn’t quite right. He didn’t fit my mold (as many of you can agree with me) of Christian Grey.