Our mouths began salivating in 2013 when Fifty Shades of Grey author E.L. James announced via Twitter that Charlie Hunnam would play the role of the BDSM-loving billionaire Christian Grey. Our hearts sank when we heard the disappointing news that Charlie turned down the role due to scheduling conflicts with the final season of Sons of Anarchy. Nevertheless, we are still holding on to the thought of seeing Charlie crack the whip with talented actress Dakota Johnson (Anastasia Steele). We got an idea of what it would have been like in this steamy-mock-up trailer: If Charlie Hunnam Played Christian Grey.
There are some 50 Shades fanatics are still questioning whether Charlie would have made a better Christian Grey than his replacement, Jamie Dornan. If you’ve watched the entire series of Sons of Anarchy, you may not need much convincing that Charlie Hunnam (Jax Teller) would have been the right man to play Christian Grey in the film adaptation of 50 Shades of Grey. If you do need more convincing, here are 10 moments that prove Charlie would have been perfect for the role of Christian Grey, even in his early years of acting. Check out the top 10 reasons in the video clip below.
In Charlie Hunnam’s early acting years, he played a suave college freshman, Lloyd Haythe, in the 2001 TV series Undeclared. Hunnam’s fellow castmates Jay Baruchel, Seth Rogen, and Jason Segal are a hilarious bunch to watch in this quirky-college comedy. Lloyd’s sexy-suave nature with the ladies on campus confirms our theory that Charlie would have made the best Christian Grey. Watch the clip below to see Charlie as Lloyd.
Are you still dreaming of Charlie as Christian Grey? Tell us in the comments if you think he would have suited the film better than Jamie Dornan.