The most buzzed about movie of the year is finally cast and the backlash over who is playing Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele has been tremendous. Despite the online protests, Sons of Anarchy star Charlie Hunnam is taking the whole thing in stride.
In an interview with the Associated Press, he talked about the sexual themes he will have to tackle in the film.
The 33-year-old actor explained, “You know what, I had such a baptism of fire with regards to sexuality on camera at the beginning of my career. I starred in the British Channel Four miniseries Queer as Folk, where I played a young, gay character, and there were some incredible, explicit sex scenes on that show.”
With the passage of time, also comes wisdom, so Hunnam is ready the opportunities that Fifty Shades of Grey brings. Read more
Sons of Anarchy is almost finished filming this seasons batch of episodes and with creator Kurt Sutter only committing to one more season, Charlie Hunnam has about 20 episodes left to play Jax, his character on the show. The whole thing is leaving him “bittersweet,” he said in a roundtable interview at Comic-Con.
In this interview, he talks about eventually leaving Jax, the upcoming season and if he prepares differently now that the show is in its sixth season.
For the full interview, check out the video below.
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Charlie Hunnam and Ron Perlman Break Away From ‘SOA’ to Star in the Comedy, ‘Frankie Goes Boom’ (video)
Fans of Sons of Anarchy might be in for either a shock or treat when they watch the new film, 3,2,1… Frankie Goes Boom.
I saw the movie when it screened at the San Diego Film Festival and being a fan of the show, it was really fun to watch the two in totally different roles, especially Perlman. “I think it’s a treat for Sons of Anarchy fans to see us in a very, very different situation,” says Hunnam in the video below.
In the videos, Hunnam talks about switching to comedy and trying to break away from his tough guy image and Perlman shares why he wanted to play a woman.
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Interview: Sons of Anarchy’s Charlie Hunnam: “To empathize and to want to murder the same person is a complex thing to play” (video)
Comic-Con: The next 12 months, you’re going to be seeing a lot of Charlie Hunnam.
Along with season 5 of FX’s Sons of Anarchy (which starts September 5th), he’s got Frankie Goes Boom (featuring fellow Sons star, Ron Perlman, Chris O’Dowd and Lizzie Caplan) and then, he’ll star in quite possibly one of the biggest films of next summer, Guillermo del Toro’s Pacific Rim. He also just completed his first screenplay, VLAD, which will soon start to film.
In this interview, Hunnam talks about his character Jax, his upcoming projects and how he’d be perfectly happy to film the show forever as long as “all the guys are there with me.” And don’t miss a cameo by fellow SOA actor, Mark Boone Junior!
Unfortunately, the audio in the video isn’t the best – sorry! – but you can still hear most of the interview. Check it out below!
The Ledge: One step can change a life forever in THE LEDGE, a sexy and suspenseful thriller, starring Charlie Hunnam, Liv Tyler, Patrick Wilson and Terrence Howard. After embarking on a passionate affair with his evangelical neighbor’s wife (Tyler), Gavin (Sons of Anarchy’s Hunnam) soon finds himself in a battle of wills that will have life or death consequences. As a nonbeliever, Gavin is lured by his lover’s husband (Insidious’s Wilson) to the ledge of a high rise and told he has one hour to make a choice between his life or the one he loves. Without faith in an afterlife, will he be able to make a decision? It’s up to police officer Hollis (Howard) to save both their lives, but the clock is ticking in this edge-of-your-seat film that will leave you gasping until the final frame. from trailers.apple.com
Director: Matthew Chapman
Cast: Liv Tyler, Patrick Wilson, Charlie Hunnam, Terrence Howard, Christopher Gorham
In theaters: July 8th, 2011
Pacific Rim is the movie of the summer. It’ll turn you into a kid again, smiling from ear to ear as you leave the theater.
Written and Directed by Guillermo del Toro, this film has everything I’ve ever wanted in a summer movie: Robots battling monsters. And it’s glorious.
When monsters, called Kaiju, start coming up from the oceans destroying city after city, the world bands together to create the only thing that will rid us of the deadly beasts: Jaegers. Named after Jagermeister, that wonderful alcoholic concoction I drink on occasion…
It’s not actually but I like to think that they are.
Jaegers are massively huge robots that have to be controlled by two people at once. The reason is that they are so big, so technologically powerful, one humans brain can’t handle the overload. So, they need two people, two people who’s minds are locked together in what they call a neural bridge. And you can’t lock just anyone’s brains together. You must be a match. Father and son, brother and brother and so on work perfectly. Read more
Drea de Matteo returned to FX’s Sons of Anarchy as Wendy, Jax’s (Charlie Hunnam) newly clean and sober ex-wife. The reason for the return is that she wants to be a part of their son’s life but in order to do that, she had to get passed Jax’s wife, Tara (Maggie Siff).
Drea is probably best known for playing Adriana on The Sopranos, a role which got her an Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series but after taking time off to raise her kids, she’s back. Not only reprising her SOA role but also in the new Lifetime movie (and backdoor pilot), Stalkers.
She recently had a conference call where she talked about returning to SOA, Stalkers, her time on The Sopranos and the difference between cable and basic cable (hint: She can’t say the F word).
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Ashley Tisdale recently had a 2-episode arc on FX’s Sons of Anarchy as Emma Jean, an escort working for Jimmy Smits‘ character, Nero Padilla.
As you probably know, Tisdale is a Disney Channel star (who still does voice work on the animated Phineas and Ferb), but with her desire to shed that Disney image, she jumped at the chance to work on SOA.
In this Q&A, which was done several weeks ago – yeah, we’re late in posting this, she talks about how she got offered the role, how she wants to more challenging parts and shedding her Disney image.
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Interview: Ron Perlman & Katey Sagal on ‘Sons of Anarchy’, Working Together and the Toughest Scenes They’ve Had To Film (video)
Comic-Con: Season 5 of FX’s Sons of Anarchy begins on September 11th and two of the stars, Katey Sagal and Ron Perlman were at Comic-Con to talk about the show and the upcoming season.
The two also discuss Perlman’s and co-star Charlie Hunnam‘s upcoming movie, Frankie Goes Boom, the tougher scenes they had to film for the show and how the two use their personal relationship to enhance their work together.
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Q & A: Sons of Anarchy’s David Labrava on going from Technical Adviser to Cast Member and How Acting Found Him
Labrava has been working on the show since the beginning – but not as an actor; he was a technical adviser for before he was cast. And to add to his eclectic resume, he recently co-wrote episode 10 of the show, ‘Hands’, alongside Chris Collins and series creator Kurt Sutter.
Labrava talked to me bout how he went from technical adviser to cast member, how acting found him and how he’s moving towards directing.
Sons of Anarchy airs on Tuesdays at 10pm on FX
I was reading your bio and it seems like you are a heavy writer. What do you prefer to do more, write or act or direct?
David Labrava: I love writing. I think writing and directing go hand in hand. I’ve been writing and getting published since 1990 and I kind of fell into the acting, which is a lot, a lot of fun. I enjoy acting, but I’m definitely pushing towards directing. Read more