It’s no secret that plenty of “Fifty Shades of Grey” fans were upset with Charlie Hunnam was cast as Christian Grey in the movie, but it seems to have gone to a new level. The “Sons of Anarchy” star needs extra security to protect him from crazed fans, The Hollywood Reporter wrote.
At the “Sons of Anarchy” premiere Hunnam was provided with a little more security than usual as “Fifty Shades” fans stormed the actor with the erotic novel clutched in their hands. Hunnam wasn’t a fan favorite to play the role and when it was revealed that he would play the beloved character, there were mixed reviews. When THR wrote their story, it seemed like Hunnam had bodyguards to protect him from fans that were obsessed with him as Grey, while The Atlantic Wire made it seem like he needed protection from haters that could possibly throw their “Fifty Shades” books at the 33-year-old British actor.
Either way, Hunnam needed extra safety, but it didn’t come from “SoA” network FX. In fact, it was Universal Studies who provided their leading man with more protection, THR wrote.
The scary part is that the “Fifty Shades” movie hasn’t even started to film yet. Hunnam was seemingly booted into an A-list celebrity overnight, and one could only imagine his status once the movie is actually filmed.
Dakota Johnson, who was cast as Anastasia Steele, has remained relatively mum, while Hunnam has been more forthcoming with talking about his new role. The actor recently said he would be comfortable with the sex scenes because of prior work experience and he also added that he and Johnson have good chemistry together.
A fan-made trailer for the flick has been getting tons of attraction, and “Fifty Shades” enthusiasts threw a tizzy when an unofficial poster for the racy film was retweeted by the erotic novel’s author, E.L. James.
The film has been slated for an Aug. 1, 2014, and the official trailer is supposed to drop on Super Bowl Sunday.