'50 Shades of Grey' Movie: Charlie Hunnam Gets Fan Love After Quitting Rumors; Why He Probably Won't Leave

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Charlie Hunnam is starting to look a little better to “Fifty Shades of Grey” fans after it was rumored the actor was thinking about leaving the movie. Potentially seeing their dissatisfaction with the “Sons of Anarchy” star seemed to have inspired a change in heart for many people who were originally devastated when it was announced the English actor was given the role over fan favorites like Matt Bomer and Ian Somerhalder.

The original story posted on Celeb Dirty Laundry said Hunnam, 33, was having second thoughts after thousands of fans signed a petition to try and get the actor off the film. But apparently, Hunnam recently met with “Fifty Shades” author E.L. James, which quelled rumors that the “SoA” star was having second thoughts about the film.

International Business Times readers commented on the story with many saying how they were actually happy the rugged FX star was chosen to depict the kinky Seattle billionaire in the silverscreen adaptation of the erotic novel.

Moll wrote, “Honestly I wasn't going to even see the film until I heard Charlie Hunnam was in it. He is gorgeous and a great actor.”

“Charlie Fan” added: “Finally !!! Support for Charlie. I hope he doesn't back out of this role. He is perfect for CG.”

IBT reader Shaniece Ricks also had positive things to say about the “Fifty Shades” hunk: “People are haters.. I love that he got the role.. I will actually attempt to read the books and will also be in anticipation for the movie.. MmMMMMm!!! I think I will actually enjoy this.”

While there were some people could were probably happy to hear that Hunnam might be dropping the role, but The Stir pointed out various reasons why he wouldn’t quit:

--It could be his big break. Though he’s been in a few different movies, “Fifty Shades of Grey” will shoot Hunnam into stardom.

--He has “chemistry” with co-star Dakota Johnson. Hunnam has said in interviews that the duo have “tangible chemistry,” which is something the actors who portray Anastasia Steele and Christian Grey need to have.

--Ben Affleck. Affleck was met with a similar backlash when he was announced as Batman for the upcoming “Batman vs. Superman” flick. It’s probably helpful to know that he’s not the only actor who has to endure criticism after winning a coveted role.

--People were pretty irate when Robert Pattinson was announced as Edward Cullen for the “Twilight” movies and look where he is now! 

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