Charlie Hunnam speaks after 'Fifty Shades of Grey' exit
Charlie Hunnam made his first public appearance since exiting the "Fifty Shades of Grey" film earlier this month.
The "Sons of Anarchy" star attended the 2nd annual "Hogs for Heart" event benefitting One Heart Source Education Programs in Africa over the weekend with his fellow "Sons" co-stars, where he spoke to E! News for the first time since leaving the role of Christian Grey in the film adaptation of "Fifty Shades of Grey."
"I am doing good," Hunnam said to E! News. "I am just really concentrating on work and I was excited about this event tonight. It's been a really busy time. I've had some family stuff going on so, just trying to stay focused and stay positive and keep trying to do a good job at work and be with my family and stay positive."
OTRC.com has learned that Hunnam's father, Billy Hunnam, passed away on May 3 at the age of 61. The actor is currently completing production on the sixth season of "Sons of Anarchy" and plans to return to England to be with his family once shooting is complete before he begins shooting a new film.
"When I wrap the show, I am going to go to England and see my people and then I have a film that I am doing with Guillermo [del Toro], another film that I've been scheduled to do for the last year," Hunnam said.
"Right when we wrapped 'Pacific Rim,' Guillermo and I had a wonderful time on that collaborating together and he signed on to do this movie and right away he said, 'I'd love you to come on and be a part of it,' Hunnam continued. "So I am going to go and do that and concentrate on the final seasons of 'Sons'."
Earlier this month, Universal Pictures and Focus Features, the studio behind the "Fifty Shades of Grey" film, cited Hunnam's grueling television schedule as the reason for his departure from the film.
"The filmmakers of 'Fifty Shades of Grey' and Charlie Hunnam have agreed to find another male lead given Hunnam's immersive TV schedule which is not allowing him time to adequately prepare for the role of Christian Grey," Universal Pictures and Focus Features said in a joint statement obtained by People magazine.