Sons of Anarchy actor Charlie Hunnam has spoken out about walking away from his starring role in the movie adaptation of 50 Shades of Grey.
The 34-year-old Brit, who fans may remember from the UK original Queer as Folk, admitted he’s “heartbroken” that he’ll never get to play the role his way.
“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,” he told Life & Style of the role he left due to scheduling conflicts weeks before production was due to begin.
“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,” the Pacific Rim leading mad added.
“If they invite me to the premiere, I will go and see it there,” he exclaimed. “If not, I’ll go and buy some tickets on opening night.”
The lead role has since gone to model and actor Jamie Dornan, who co-stars opposite Dakota Johnson playing Anastasia Steele.