Charlie Hunnam, who many people over the age of 30 never heard of and couldn’t care less about, has thrown some kind of major show business fit and has told the movie execs Fifty Shades of no as Universal Pictures announced that he has dropped completely out of the Fifty Shades of Grey movie and quit the project, leading many to ask “who cares?” The book stank, the movie will probably be boring, and many fans did not want this guy in the lead role to begin with.
Universal Studios gave the following excuse as to his sudden departure: “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 to adequately prepare for the role of Christian Grey.”
Immersive TV schedule? HAHAHAHAH! HAHAHA! Yeah right! Because TV actors always leave movies to go back to… TV. Come on now. How about a shred of common sense here? Everyone knows that it’s the other way around. No actor in his or her right mind would leave a movie to go back to television. It’s ludicrous to suggest so. But then again, how many actors are in their right minds anyway?
But all kidding aside, there’s obviously some other reason Charlie Hunnam has quit Fifty Shades of Grey. Could it be he spends too much time in the mirror, getting his beard to that perfect mid-80’s length?
Unbeknownst to people who actually care about serious topics, no one wanted Charlie Hunnam in the role anyway, so his quitting the project should be no big loss. Apparently there was an “outcry” on social media after he was cast; something about he wasn’t right for the part of a man who wants to engage in kinky sex, or something. It’s anyone’s guess as to why people think that some men who want to engage in kinky sex look any different from Hunnam, but whatever.
Of his initial casting, Hunnam said “There are so many fans of that book and I know that on the surface, I am probably not what everybody imagined. Because reading is so personal and people bring a character to life in their imagination, they feel ownership of the character. That’s daunting, if I allowed myself to think about it too much. I am taking it very seriously and intend to explore the nature of who this character is, what motivates him — and also dress up nice and look good in those suits.”
How droll. Anyway, Charlie Hunnam has dropped out of the filming of Fifty Shades of Grey and quit, saying no to producers and letting social media live one more day. What will become of the world now that Hunnam has decided to leave the project? Surely the media will be following this massively important and significant world story every moment, so fear not: you’ll be informed of what’s happening the moment the information becomes available. For now, try to find something more significant to learn about, although it will surely be hard to do so.
By: Rebecca Savastio