Let’s all take a moment to admire the sexiness that just oozes from Jamie Dornan, shall we?
Charlie Hunnam Reveals That He Had Nervous Breakdown Due To Fifty Shades Of Grey, Explains Reasons For Quitting
More and more, it’s starting to look like Charlie Hunnam really did quit Fifty Shades of Grey, even though the early speculation had him getting fired from the movie. After all, his ‘official’ reason for leaving the franchise was ‘scheduling conflicts’, but we know that was a load of crap. For one thing, the studio would have made sure that scheduling was sorted out before Charlie signed the contracts, and for another, scheduling conflict is always used as an excuse whenever there’s more contentious disagreements beneath the surface.
Charlie has opened up a little about his experience with the project, and he’s had nothing but praise for the film’s director, Sam Taylor-Johnson, and his replacement, Jamie Dornan. However, in a new interview with Moviefone, he explains that he had a nervous breakdown while trying to deal with the pressure from the project – which then led to him quitting.
Just because a trailer is popular doesn’t mean the movie will be successful. Movies like Sucker Punch are perfect examples of this. However, Fifty Shades of Grey becoming the most-watched trailer of 2014 is a great start to Universal’s campaign, and I wouldn’t be surprised if they somehow managed to turn that turd of a book into a smashing success of a movie.
For one, the movie HAS to be better than the book. There’s no way it could possibly be worse, even if it was literally translated word for word. There’s also the fact that the director, Sam Taylor-Johnson, has a great aesthetic and a great eye for this stuff, and it shows. The cinematography looks great, as does the entire appeal of the film. Of course, you can’t change the content, not when you’re enslaved to the source material. In this case, Sam and Universal were stuck making that book into a movie, and that’s what they had to do.
Oh my wow. I have to admit, when I heard that Dakota Johnson was cast as Anastasia Steele my high hopes for the film adaptation kind of Fifty Shades of Grey kind of went out the window. As it is taking this from novel to the big screen was going to be a difficult task. The wrong casting seemed like an instant series killer before any scenes were even filmed. Let me say, after seeing the trailer that was released this morning, I totally get it. From the looks of things, Dakota really IS Ana. I was sold in 2 minutes and 30 seconds and from the looks of things, so were most of you guys!
Is Charlie Hunnam just trying to save face in the wake of his highly publicized exit from Fifty Shades of Grey? The actor has already gone on record multiple times, calling the story brilliant and claiming that he really did want to work on the project. This is in contrast to the million other reports claiming that he was fired, or he quit because he thought the script was terrible.
In yet another interview with the Associated Press, Charlie gets candid about his involvement with the project, explaining, “The CliffsNotes were exactly what we said. I couldn’t do it because of [the] schedule. It was as simple as that.”
I honestly do not understand how Universal is going to pull off this Fifty Shades of Grey movie, short of making it porn-light for the cinemas. But we’ll get our first real look at the film within the next weeks, as rumor has it that the trailer is set to release very soon.
E.L. James, the author of the best-selling novels, tweeted this week, “Hold on to your hats folks. You’ll get your first look at the FSoG movie trailer on July 24. I’ve had a sneak peek and WOW! #WeAimToPlease.”
Now, the movie doesn’t come out until Valentine’s Day in 2015, but the film wrapped production a few months ago. Since then, director Sam Taylor-Johnson has been working very hard in cutting the film, whose fan base still remains as passionate as ever.
She told EW, “I was just so relieved. I was crying and crying. Water was literally squirting out of my eyes because I had been so stressed out. And there’s this giant Doberman Pincher laying on the bed next to me. And he just slowly fell asleep. It was so special and [this dog] didn’t give a f— about me and what I was going through.”