‘Nervous Breakdown’ Caused Charlie Hunnam To Leave ‘Fifty Shades Of Grey’ | Film News
It was just last year that British actor Charlie Hunnam announced he would be stepping down as the lead role in Sam Taylor-Johnson’s feature length adaptation of Fifty Shades of Grey, and although stating previously that a hectic film schedule led to his departure, the Sons of Anarchy star has now admitted that a “nervous breakdown” also contributed to his departure.
Well known for his role as Nathan Maloney in the British TV program Queer as Folk, Hunnam would have been juggling three different projects at once, including Guillermo del Toro’s Crimson Peak, and this prospect caused the star to essentially breakdown under pressure. Although many were sad to see Hunnam depart from the Fifty Shades of Grey project, it opened the door for Irish actor Jamie Dornan to take on the lead as Mr. Christian Grey. The film is set for release in the UK on February 13, 2015 and will see Dornan star along side the beautiful Dakota Johnson as Ana Steele.