Charlie Hunnam Virtually Performed Anakin Skywalker In Star Wars
Again in 2013, Sons of Anarchy star Charlie Hunnam was forged within the highly-anticipated position of Christian Gray within the film adaptation of the bestselling erotic novel Fifty Shades of Gray.
Nevertheless, simply over a month later, it was revealed that Charlie had dropped out of the venture, with Common issuing a press release to clarify that this was on account of scheduling points.
The assertion stated that Charlie and the filmmakers, together with director Sam Taylor-Johnson, had “agreed to search out one other male lead given Hunnam’s immersive TV schedule which isn’t permitting him time to adequately put together for the position of Christian Gray.”
Jamie Dornan ended up taking the position as a substitute, and Charlie starred as Jax Teller in Sons of Anarchy for an additional 12 months.
Then, in 2020, Charlie revealed that there was one other iconic film position that he was lined as much as play earlier than he in the end selected to drop out of the venture.
In case you didn’t know, the film was written by Jason Segel, and he and Charlie have been shut buddies within the early ’00s. Charlie, who was born in Newcastle upon Tyne in England, in the end ended up inspiring Jason to create the British rock star Aldous Snow.
Charlie revealed that he’d even had a desk learn with the remainder of the forged earlier than he determined that he wanted to stroll away from the venture as a result of it didn’t align with that interval of his profession.
“Jason Segel wrote Forgetting Sarah Marshall for he and I to do together, and he wrote that [Russell Brand] role for me,” Charlie defined. “I went and I did the table read, and it was very successful.”
“I was in a dark night of the soul in my career, at that point, and felt as though I needed to seize the trajectory and that just wasn’t really aligning with, at that period of my life and career, what I wanted to be doing,” he continued. “Jason was one of my best friends, which is why he wrote the film for me, but I had to tell him, ‘I’m so sorry, I’m not gonna do this.’”
And Charlie admitted that his resolution didn’t go down nicely, with the star sharing: “It was a kind of issues the place that wasn’t very nicely acquired by the internal circle of that manufacturing. I needed to stand my floor and say, ‘Pay attention, it is nothing private. I am simply following my North star. I am simply in a bizarre spot and I am attempting to outline for myself what the trail ahead is.'”
Forgetting Sarah Marshall ended up being an enormous hit, and the character of Aldous Snow was so well-received by viewers that the character landed his personal spin-off, Get Him to the Greek, which Russell starred in in 2010.
Charlie confessed that for a 12 months after he turned down the venture issues have been “really difficult,” however when he stumbled upon Russell’s standup one Christmas, he realized that strolling away from Forgetting Sarah Marshall was the best resolution.
“It was just this liberating moment where I said, ‘Obviously, that’s the dude who should have been playing that role,’” he stated. “Clearly, I just needed to step out of the way of the universe manifesting itself, the way that it was supposed to.”
“My relationship with Jason gave birth to that character, but there’s no way I could have done it justice the way Russell Brand did,” he added. “I think there’s a rhythm to these things and you just have to really follow your instincts.”
And now, in a brand new interview with Leisure Tonight, Charlie has revealed one more well-known film character that he very almost performed — Anakin Skywalker from the Star Wars franchise.
Not like Christian Gray and Aldous Snow, Charlie was by no means truly forged on this position, however he did get far sufficient within the audition course of to satisfy with George Lucas, which is the place it seemingly all went improper.
Whereas selling his new film Insurgent Moon, Charlie was requested if it was true that he was auditioned for the 2002 position. “I had forgotten that until you said, but yes I did,” he confirmed. “Years and years ago, I met with George Lucas.”
When requested how shut he acquired to securing the position, Charlie stated: “I got to the point where I was meeting George Lucas, which… I don’t think he meets with a lot of actors. I think it was probably two, three actors they were considering — I don’t remember much about it.”
Describing what he did bear in mind from the assembly, the star stated: “I remember that I was nervous and I was a little bit awkward. And I just remember walking out and thinking: ‘Well, I’m definitely not getting that role,’ and I was correct. Sometimes it’s about the vibes.”
The position ended up going to Hayden Christensen, however over time, it has been revealed that everyone from Leonardo DiCaprio to Ryan Phillippe to Paul Walker have been thought-about.
Charlie was 19 years outdated when he acquired his breakout position within the British TV collection Queer as People in 1999, which has an enormous cult following.
He got here to prominence in America when he was forged as lead character Jax within the 2008 collection Sons of Anarchy, which aired till 2014.