Charlie Hunnam is one of the best-looking actors the industry has ever seen. There is no doubt about that. The English actor first rose to fame for his role as Pete Dunham in the series Green Street Hooligans back in 2005. After that, his career received a major boost after he portrayed the role of Jax Teller in the Sons of Anarchy. The Sons of Anarchy turned out to be a major turning point in Hunnam’s career as a gained a lot of fans in the period.

Charlie Hunnam
Charlie Hunnam

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After his role in the popular FX series ended, Charlie Hunnam faced a lot of trouble moving on. The English actor used to frequently visit the sets of the series after its end. Hunnam also opened up about how he wants to change his image as the ‘pretty boy‘ of the industry.

Charlie Hunnam wants to change his image

After his role in Sons of Anarchy, Charlie Hunnam gained a lot of fans and rose to mainstream media. Hunnam is a naturally good-looking person and no one can deny that fact. However, he wants people to recognize him more for his acting than for his good looks. Back in 2017, Hunnam shared how he feels about being treated as just the ‘pretty boy‘ of the industry who gets roles for his looks rather than his acting skills. Hunnam said, “I try not to think about that too much because I’m just attempting to shape my own perception of myself and feel confident in my own identity.

Charlie Hunnam
Charlie Hunnam

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Hunnam further added that although he has proved himself multiple times, “there will probably be those that still relegate me to being a pretty boy.

The Pacific Rim actor turned down the role of Christian Grey in Fifty Shades of Grey

Not a lot of people know this but Charlie Hunnam was the first choice to play Christian Grey in Fifty Shades of Grey. Before Jaime Dornan was offered the role, Hunnam was all set to play the famous role of Christian Grey in the franchise. However, Hunnam lost his father in 2013 which made him turn down the iconic role. Who knows how his career would have gone if he would have went through with his decision?

Charlie Hunnam
Charlie Hunnam

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Back in 2017, Hunnam even said that he is planning to play the role of his father in a movie that is solely about his life. According to sources, Hunnam’s view on life changed after the untimely death of his father in 2013. The actor realized that there is more to life than just money. Therefore, he got into some philanthropic work and he even supports various charities and organizations that support environmental and social causes.

Source: Looper

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