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Charlie Hunnam left 'Fifty Shades of Grey,' but not because book fans hated him

Sons of Anarchy star Charlie Hunnam announced over the weekend he wouldn't play Christian Grey in the movie version of Fifty Shades of Grey. Depending whether you thought that was good casting or not, that may be good or bad news. The reason is still elusive, though.

"Charlie Hunnam was never going to do Fifty Shades of Grey," a source told Us Weekly. "He told his agents from the beginning he didn't want to do it and was going to pull out." Well, that joke just wrote itself.

But another person insists him ditching the movie is "truly due to scheduling. The role of Christian Grey requires a massive time commitment, a trilogy role in which Charlie and his team were originally very aware of from the start and a major consideration in his hesitancy for taking the role. Charlie is the lead in a massive TV series and his loyalty will always be to Sons of Anarchy, the SOA family and fans."

Besides, a lot of Grey fans didn't like the 33-year-old taking the title role alongside Dakota Johnson. That second person said the move "is not due to cold feet" and that "the project wasn't appearing to shape up as expected." There are little blue pills that could help with that. That's what we hear, anyway.