Charlie Hunnam is breathtakingly gorgeous on the cover of the new issue of V Man, appearing in a series of sexy man-skirts, with a red cross painted on his face – oh, and he’s shirtless, have I mentioned that? HE’S SHIRTLESS, YOU GUYS!
In the interview, he confesses he still has mixed feelings about having to back out of Fifty Shades of Grey at the last minute
“Oh, it was the worst professional experience of my life. It was the most emotionally destructive and difficult thing that I’ve ever had to deal with professionally,” he told the magazine. “It was heartbreaking.”
Hunnam had previously committed to Crimson Peak, directed by Guillermo Del Toro, and he had to shoot 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. People were saying, ‘Are you crazy? 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. He’s my friend, I’ve done a film with him, I gave him my word.’ I’m pretty mercurial and a very difficult, long-winded decision-maker at the best of times. It was deeply unpleasant and challenging emotionally,” he explains
Out of respect for Sam Taylor-Johnson, he broke the news to the director himself.
“I called her and we both cried our eyes out on the phone for 20 minutes. I needed to tell her that this was not going to work. I was going to finish Sons, shoot the whole sequence where Tara was brutally murdered, fly to Vancouver the next day, have 10 days of rehearsal, and then start shooting. Then I was going to have three days after that and I’d have to start shooting Crimson Peak and then I’d have two days to travel and go back into season seven of Sons. There was a lot of personal stuff going on in my life that left me on real emotional shaky ground and mentally weak. I just got myself so f–king overwhelmed and I was sort of having panic attacks about the whole thing,” he recalls. “I just didn’t know what to do.”
The movie ended up doing just fine without him, of course, and frankly, he didn’t need to do it. His career is doing just fine without it. (via E!online)
In the meantime, let’s look at pics of Charlie with his hand down his skirt. And licking his thumb. And generally just being THE HOTTEST MAN ON THE PLANET.