Charlie Hunnam at the Hollywood premiere of King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword last night. The movie opens this Friday. Have you, um, read any of the reviews? So far not so good. Only 13% on Rotten Tomatoes at post time. Which may explain why it’s been rescheduled and delayed so many times. That doesn’t mean it won’t do well at the box office, although there’s no way it’ll take out Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol 2, and early projections have Arthur opening at #2 with just under $30 million. So… they’re going to hope they make their money back overseas? (Is anyone else worried about Guy Ritchie directing Aladdin?)
If King Arthur doesn’t do well though, how does this reflect on Charlie Hunnam’s film career? Pacific Rim wasn’t a major smash. And this is another big budget summer release. At this point, I’m not even sure Charlie is a household name. I mean, sure, I know you know him. And, sure, people have heard of Sons Of Anarchy. But is he Charlie Hunnam? Or the (hot) guy from Sons Of Anarchy? There’s a difference. Put a pin in this and let’s revisit after the weekend.
As for his love life, Charlie spoke to ET on the carpet last night about how he keeps it fresh after over a decade:
“I try to keep it consistent like small amount of romance all the time, that's my strategy.”
Interesting choice of words there, “consistent”. Because to me, consistent would be not tapping out on your girlfriend with no notice to get into character? But now you’re mad at me for bringing that up again so let’s talk about his pasta, which is not a euphemism. He says he’s good at making pasta. I just learned recently during a cooking segment on The Social that you’re not supposed to put oil in the pot when you’re boiling pasta. Did you know this, non-Italians? It’s because the oil will make your pasta too slippery and, therefore, the sauce won’t stick to the noodles. Also? Sometimes, depending on the recipe, you’re supposed to save a little bit of the pasta water for when you’re tossing the noodles in a pan. That would have been my follow-up to Charlie. Does he know about the oil and the pasta water?