Charlie Hunnam drops out of 'Fifty Shades of Grey': Fan Power?

Posted by FiftyShades on October 17th, 2013

Fifty Shades of Grey is a scheduled to be produced by Universal Pictures. The Fifty Shades Movie is based on the best-selling novel written by E L James. It was decided that Charlie Hunnam would play the lead role in the film along with Dakota Johnson, but the film makers and Charlie Hunnam agreed to find another actor to replace him. It was announced by the Universal Pictures on October 13.

Fifty Shades of Grey tells the story of a college student, Anastasia. She starts a love relationship with Christian Grey, a very successful businessman of 27 years. Their relationship started when she interviewed him for her college newspaper. Eventually, Anastasia Steele lost her virginity to him. In order to keep their relationship purely sexual, he wants her to sign a secret agreement. He defines their relationship as one of ‘dominance and submission’. There is a lot of tension in the novel over the nature of relationship and the possibility love and romance. The novel also gives importance to Anastasia’s sexual explorations. It is a very popular novel with thousands of fans.

Charlie Hunnam, a busy English actor and a screen writer stated that he would not able to play the lead role due to his ‘immerse TV schedule’. The main character in the novels is very famous and could make a lasting impact on the minds of the viewers. The confirmation of his casting was announced only a month before and there were a lot of rumours about who would win this coveted role. Charlie Hunnam feels that his busy schedule does not allow him to adequately prepare for the role of Christian Grey which is in his opinion is very demanding. He also has assured that he would help the filmmakers to find a proper replace for him in The Fifty Shades Movie .

When it was confirmed that he would play the lead role in the movie, it suffered a backlash from the fans. The fans wanted actors like Robert Pattinson or Ran Goseling to play the role of Christian Grey in the film. Not everyone who read the novel had imagined Charlie Hunnam as Christian Grey. They feel that Charlie Hunnam is not sexy enough to play the role and their response was lukewarm. In fact, they were disappointed. Dakota Johnson also is criticized for the same reason, but as of now she stands to play the role of Ana in the movie. The critics feel that the drop out could be the power of fans.

There are reports which confirm that Charlie Hunnam actually got ‘cold feet’ and dropped out of playing the controversial role. These reports stress that it had nothing to do with immerse TV schedule. The pressure of playing one of the coveted roles also is attributed as the reason behind the drop out. Charlie Hunnam has said that the pressure of the film was ‘daunting if I think it was too much’. Now the filmmakers should start afresh if Dakota Johnson also decides to pull out of the film Fifty Shades of Grey.

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