Charlie Hunnam Turned Down A Role On ‘Game Of Thrones’

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05.12.17 5 Comments

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Charlie Hunnam was the original choice to play human doorknob Christian Grey in Fifty Shades of Grey, but he (wisely, considering the final product) exited the project due to scheduling issues. “It was the worst professional experience of my life,” the Sons of Anarchy star said. “It was the most emotionally destructive and difficult thing that I’ve ever had to deal with professionally. It was heartbreaking.” If Hunnam got that worked up over Grey, imagine how he feels about turning down a role in Game of Thrones.

While promoting the nü-metal epic King Arthur: Legend of the Sword, Hunnam told the Sun, “I would love to do a Game of Thrones cameo. They offered me a cameo on that show a little while ago, but I was shooting something else, so I wasn’t able to do it. But maybe in the future, who knows.” Between Thrones (where he’d be a natural fit for the Night’s Watch — he’s also not afraid to show his butt, which is helpful for this show) and a potential appearance on the Sons spinoff Mayans MC, Hunnam has a hypothetically busy future.

He’s also reportedly in the running to replace Daniel Craig as the next 007. “I can say two things,” he said on Conan. “I’m English and I look devilishly handsome in a suit. I can say three things… and nobody has called me about playing James Bond, so I’m pretty sure that’s not going to happen.”

There’s always the Undeclared reunion special. His accent’s gotten better.

(Via the Sun)

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