Grey role loses out to fam­ily

The Gold Coast Bulletin - Play Magazine - - PLAY -

ASons of Anarchy star Char­lie Hun­nam CTOR Char­lie Hun­nam has spo­ken for the first time since drop­ping out of the 50 Shades of Grey film ear­lier this year due to sched­ul­ing con­flicts.

Hun­nam, who stars in the TV show Sons of Anarchy, says he has been busy fo­cus­ing on his fam­ily fol­low­ing the death of his fa­ther in May.

‘‘I am do­ing good. I am just re­ally con­cen­trat­ing on work. It’s been a re­ally busy time,’’ he tells E! Online.

‘‘I had some fam­ily stuff go­ing on so I’m just try­ing to stay fo­cused and stay pos­i­tive and keep try­ing to do a good job at work, be with my fam­ily and stay pos­i­tive.’’

Hun­nam is work­ing on sea­son six of Sons of Anarchy and he is start­ing to think about what he will do af­ter the hit FX show ends.

The 33-year-old plans to head home to Eng­land but he knows say­ing good­bye to the cast will be dif­fi­cult.

‘‘It’s ob­vi­ously go­ing to be a re­ally emo­tional time for us,’’ he says.

‘‘We are like a fam­ily and have be­come very, very close to each other so it’s go­ing to be sad and fin­ish up and say good­bye to ev­ery­one, but we’ve got like 13, maybe even a few more, episodes.’’

While the sep­a­ra­tion will be emo­tional, Hun­nam says it comes at the right time. He also makes it clear it’s bet­ter to end on a high note.

‘‘There’s ru­mour that we might do a cou­ple of more episodes and do a lit­tle bit of an ex­tended sea­son next year, so we will see if that hap­pens. It may or it may not. But I just want to fin­ish that strong and go on to a new chap­ter of life,’’ Hun­nam says.

Sons of Anarchy: Wed­nes­days, 9.03pm, One; Sun­day to Thurs­day, var­i­ous times, Show­case.

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