Charlie Hunnam has recently been casted to play the mysterious billionaire Christian Grey in Fifty Shades of Grey. His Sons of Anarchy co-stars have shared their opinions on the casting, The Hollywood Reporter explains.
As season six of Sons of Anarchy goes underway, creator Kurt Sutter calls Hunnam “fifty shades of fantastic” while introducing his cast at the show’s premiere party on Saturday, receiving big laughs and applause from the audience.
“I went through a lot of the process with him,” Theo Rossi told The Hollywood Reporter, “I was there every day with him making him answer the texts and the e-mails, going through the process and the chemistry stuff.”
Rossi added that Hunnam was initially hesitant to sign on for another franchise, but the new project will allow audiences to see a whole new side of the actor.
Peter Weller also encouraged Hunnam to take the role, even after describing the script at “pulpy.” “I said ‘Listen, you go do this. I’m gonna water bomb your house with balloons If you don’t,” Weller recalls.
Hunnam will star in the big screen adaptation of Fifty Shades of Grey alongside Dakota Johnson in August of next year.