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Sunday 21 September 2014

Charlie Hunnam reveals 'heartbreak' over passing on Christian Grey role

Freya Drohan

Published 03/06/2014 | 10:04

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Charlie Hunnam has revealed it was ‘heartbreaking’ to leave his 50 Shades of Grey role, while his replacement Jamie Dornan embraces his saucy side in a new magazine spread.

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Charlie (34) was the first choice to play Christian Grey in the highly anticipated screen adaptation of the best selling erotic novel.

The actor was forced to back out due to scheduling conflicts with his role on the TV show Sons of Anarchy.

Speaking to Splash News Life & Style, the British actor talked about his upset after initially preparing to take on the role:

“It’s heartbreaking having to say goodbye to that character and not bringing it to life.”

The character of Christian Grey will be played by Northern Irish actor Jamie Dornan.

Ahead of his new major role, Jamie (32) has taken part in a steamy photoshoot for Interview Magazine.

Although he plays the suave businessman in the movie, Jamie revealed that he still harbours insecurities about his own body:

“I don’t like my physique. Who does? I was a skinny guy growing up, and I still feel like that same skinny kid.”

Jamie, who is married to English actress Amelia Warner, looks brooding in a series of images which show off his chiselled bone structure and impressive muscles.

In the film, which will be released on Valentine’s Day 2015, Jamie will star opposite Dakota Johnston who bagged the role of Ana Steele.

Charlie maintains that there is no bad blood, and he will be present at the premiere.

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