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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."
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Charlie Hunnam has dropped out of the highly anticipated film adaptation of the steamy best-selling novel "Fifty Shades of Grey," according to a report in People magazine.
The "Sons of Anarchy" star was cast in the role of Christian Grey, a 27-year-old billionaire businessman who is into S&M sex and begins a contractual relationship with college student Anastasia Steele, who will be played by actress Dakota Johnson.
In a statement from Universal Pictures and Focus Features, the studio behind the film, Hunnam's grueling television schedule is cited as the reason for his departure from the movie.
"Fifty Shades of Grey" author E.L. James caused a stir earlier this month when she announced that Dakota Johnson and "Sons of Anarchy" star Charlie Hunnam had been cast as Anastasia "Ana" Steele and Christian Grey in the upcoming film adaptation of the best-selling novel.
Some outraged fans started a petition on Change.org insisting Alexis Bledel and Matt Bomer be cast in the film as Anastasia and Christian instead. The petition currently has over 76,000 signatures at the time of this writing.
Why were Charlie Hunnam of "Sons of Anarchy" and Dakota Johnson cast as Christian Grey and lover Anastasia "Ana" Steele in the film adaption of E.L. James' erotic novel "Fifty Shades of Grey"? Well, chemistry, for one.
The author announced the news on Monday and spurred mixed reactions online. Producers Dana Brunetti and Michael De Luca took to Twitter to react to some of the criticism.