9 Actors Who Quit Major Film Roles

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In 2013, Charlie Hunnam resigned from the production of Fifty Shades Of Grey. It was believed that Hunnam €“- who the internet assures me seems to live in a world without shirts €“- left the film out of fear of being typecast, and he probably had a point.

Though he also cited conflicting commitments to Sons of Anarchy as the real reason for withdrawing from the project, the truth is he took one look at the mammoth book sales of E.L. James' 'mummy porn' trilogy and decided he could forge a career better than being typecast as a BSM obsessed fop.

Hunnam mentioned the reason behind eradicating the name 'Christian Grey' from his CV was because he didn't want to be like Robert Pattinson, who now lives in the shadow of the Twilight film franchise, despite the fact he hates the damn thing. Embarrassing as being defined by Twilight is, you can magnify that ten times over for the middle-aged smutfest that is Fifty Shades.


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