The Lost City Of Z comes out next month and King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword comes out in May. Which is why there have been so many Charlie Hunnam headlines lately. A new interview with ELLE was posted yesterday. And of course there was the Men’s Health cover story and an InStyle interview with Roxane Gay. When I was reading the ELLE article, especially towards the end, there was a sense of…familiarity...that doesn’t usually accompany these kinds of profiles. Like, at a couple of different points, the writer kinda sasses him. This is most evident during a conversation about what Charlie calls the “economic and social requirements” that keep us from pursuing our passions. And then he’s challenged – over how many pairs of shoes he owns (80, at one point, but he says he’s downsized now). Turns out the interviewer is Mickey Rapkin who wrote the Pitch Perfect movies and also contributes to GQ and Bon Appetit in addition to ELLE. Now it makes sense. It sounds like they’re friends.
This ELLE piece is a short-ish feature, not unlike his piece in InStyle. So my next thought was: when will Charlie Hunnam cover Vanity Fair? Will he ever be big enough to cover Vanity Fair?
Anyway, highlights from this ELLE interview:
He doesn’t like doing love scenes, not only because it’s a weird thing to do when you’re in a relationship but also because he’s a germophobe. “I've been profoundly germophobic since I was a young child. I don't want to kiss anyone but my girlfriend for my whole life.” Two things here: if you know Sons Of Anarchy, you’ve seen him act-f-ck real good. So bonus points there on work ethic. And also…how was he ever going to do Fifty Shades Of Grey?
That’s not his favourite subject. He hasn’t seen the movie:
“I developed a friendship with [director Sam Taylor-Johnson], but that was a somewhat traumatic experience for me. I didn't want to open that wound.”
Dude. It was a traumatic experience for EVERYONE. Think of how different our lives would be if it was Charlie playing Christian Grey.
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