Did Charlie Hunnam Exit "Fifty Shades of Grey" to Avoid Typecasting?

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-10_573ae9100d.jpgFrank Micelotta/FX (LOS ANGELES) -- It turns out Charlie Hunnam may not have dropped out of Fifty Shades of Grey because of his “immersive TV schedule” as Universal Pictures and Focus Features announced on Saturday. A source reveals to People magazine the real reason was that Hunnam wanted to avoid the “Robert Pattinson-esque attention that would come with the role.”


The source tells the magazine, the Sons of Anarchy actor left the project because he “didn’t want to be typecast.” Universal and Focus Features had issued a statement saying, "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 time to adequately prepare for the role of Christian Grey.

According to People, Hunnam served as the best man at a friend’s wedding on Saturday, the same day the studio statement was released.

Sons of Anarchy airs Tuesdays at 10 pm. on FX. Dakota Johnson has been cast to play Anastasia Steele in the Fifty Shades of Grey movie.

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