Charlie Hunnam: 'I Cried For 20 Minutes When I Quit Fifty Shades'
Actor opens up on his tortured decision to quit bonkbuster movie...
We knew that Charlie Hunnam's decision to leave the cast of Fifty Shades Of Grey was not taken lightly, but the actor has now revealed just how hard a move it was for him.
The 35-year-old movie hunk again insisted that he didn't depart the project because of the nude scenes or the risqué subject matter - but because he didn't want to let movie director pal Guillermo del Toro down.
"I'd given Guillermo my word, over a year before, that I was going to do Crimson Peak,” he told V Man magazine.
"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'.
"I said, 'I can't. He's my friend.'"
He planned to do both films after wrapping filming on TV show Sons Of Anarchy, but explained that it just left him with too punishing a schedule.
"I was going to finish Sons, 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."
We feel worn out just reading about it.
And when the time came to break the news to director Sam Taylor-Johnson, there were waterworks on both ends of the phone line.
"I called her and we both cried our eyes out on the phone for 20 minutes," he confessed.
"I needed to tell her that this was not going to work."