“It was heartbreaking.” Hunnam was announced to play billionaire BDSM heartthrob Grey in 2013, and dropped out shortly after.Irish actor Jamie Dornan was tapped to take his place just a couple of weeks after.Hunnam said he previously committed to Guillermo del Toro’s “Crimson Peak,” which debuts this October, in addition to shooting the final season of FX’s “Sons of Anarchy.” “I’d given Guillermo my word, over a year before, that I was going to do this film,” the actor explained. Guillermo still has got four months to recast, it’s the fourth lead, you can go and do this [instead].’ I said, ‘I can’t.
It was deeply unpleasant and challenging emotionally,” he went on.
“I really, really pride myself on being a professional and a man of keeping my word.
It means a lot to me, truly.” Hunnam said he just “didn’t know what to do” in the situation.
"I would respectfully ask you to stop doing this," Charlie said in a statement released through a fan, Tina Lou.
"[Morgana] is an intelligent, beautiful, kind person who just tried to live a simple life and has nothing to do with the entertainment industry..you want to talk s--t, talk s--t about me, leave her out of it." CHARLIE HUNNAM SHARES 'HEARTBREAKING' REASON HE LEFT 'FIFTY SHADES OF GREY' The 35-year-old has been dating Mc Nelis, a jewelry designer, since 2005.
"This is a girl I love very much and have spent the last eleven years of my life with and hope to spend the next sixty years," he wrote.
"She has been my loyal and supportive partner long before I had any success or money." The post has since been taken down after Lou, who runs his Facebook page, was also attacked by his fans for posting the message. Later, Hunnam posted a video to come to the defense of his girlfriend and Lou, and asked people to be "more kind" to each other "Life can be very difficult without people going out of their way to be nasty to each other," he said.
Charlie Hunnam is finally giving the “heartbreaking” details on what happened behind-the-scenes when he dropped out of Universal’s “Fifty Shades of Grey,” maintaining that it wasn’t the film’s sexual content that caused him to bow out, but scheduling issues.
The “Sons of Anarchy” star opened up about the ordeal in a new interview with V Man, speaking out on the toll leaving Christian Grey took on him.