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Who Is Charlie Hunnam?

In December 2012 at the filming of the ‘Pacific Rim’, after the fifth season of FX’s popular drama ‘Sons of Anarchy‘, Charlie Hunnam was almost 190 lb with some body fat.  Unlike other seasons, in the ‘Sons of Anarchy’ Season 5, Jax Teller was getting married and didn’t have many scenes to show off his body, so he had probably eaten without too much concern.

Charlie Hunnam probably worried about his body, however, the director Guillermo del Toro comforted him that there were not many scenes to take off shirts and he didn’t need to make a sculptured body. Anyway, it is mainly the role of wearing a suit and getting into a robot. Like a movie ‘Transformer’, a robot should be more impressive than a leading actor.

With a tag of Brad Pitt look alike, however, making six pack abs was no problem for Charlie Hunnam in his first Hollywood blockbuster leading role. The role model that Charles Hunnam benchmarked was Brad Pitt. He watched the movie ‘Fight Club’ and made his body like Brad Pitt in 30s. He lost about 15 lb and made his body look like a curled blade. The ‘Pacific Rim’ grossed $411 million worldwide.

Born on March 10, 1980 in Newcastle, England, Charlie Hunnam was first known through his role as Nathan Maloney in the drama ‘Queer As Folk’ in 1999. He starred in ‘Young Americans’ on Warner Bros. Channel in 2000. Then he took the main character in Fox’s ‘Undeclared’. However, both dramas were unsuccessful. After two drama series, he turned to the movies and starred in leading, supporting and minor role in ‘Nicholas Nickleby’, ‘Green Street’, and ‘Cold Mountain’. However, he could not leave a clear impression.

Finally, he met the role of Jax Teller in ‘Sons of Anarchy’ by Kurt Shutter who also directed FX’s popular drama ‘The Shield’. As a vice president of the motorcycle club, Jax Teller is the main character of ‘Sons of Anarchy’ and somehow bearing both brains and muscles. Charlie Hunnam literally became a star with the Jax Teller role.

In 2017, Guy Ritchi’s ‘King Arthur: Legend of the Sword’ will star Charlie Hunnam as King Arthur. It was originally titled as ‘Knights of the Roundtable: King Arthur’ and planned to release in 2016 but delayed. Guy Ritchie has planned to make a series of six films. The movie is personally anticipated because I like the director, actor and also the King Arthur myth.

Do you know we once hosted the fan site of Charlie Hunnam here? It was Charlie Hunnam will not appear in the ‘Parcific Rim’ sequel because of his schedule conflict but we can still see him at another good movies.

How To Handle Problems

Quite a few people asked me,” Charlie, do you have any problems?” Here’s my reply to this question, “I have more problems than you.”

Everybody Has Problem

Many people have these beliefs, that the more successful you become, the less problems you will have. They also believe, the more money you make, the fewer problems you have. Lastly, if you can make all the money in the world, you will have no problems.

In fact, through my own experience, the more success you have, the more problems you will face. The more money you make, the more problems you will encounter. I can confidently say that I have more problems than anyone of you reading this.

Using myself as an example, I get worried about my employees every single month. I worry about my businesses not meeting the sales mark, not generating enough revenue. I worry about overheads each month, and I worry about customers complaining. I also have to deal with internal relations in my businesses and companies. There are partnership issues, issues with overseas partners and businesses. There are also issues of staff conflict within my companies.

Do you now believe I have no problems? So the important question to ask is, “What’s the best way to deal with problems in life”? The key is how to address your belief about what a problem means. If you see a problem as something that is there to stop you, there to make life difficult, you know what, you are going to be really miserable.

How To Do

Here’s my belief about problems. I believe problems are doorways to opportunities. Behind every problem is an opportunity to learn more and to make more money. I believe problems are here to teach us lessons. Everybody has problems, so it is more important to learn how to deal with those problems and get stronger over time.

Solving one problem at a time and becoming stronger and dealing with your own problems is essential compared to, sweeping them under a carpet only to eventually realize that everything is a big mess. Clean things up step by step and you will find that things are much clearer for you.

Here’s the last key and this has helped me face and deal with the problems I face. I treat it life as a game. Every time I encounter a problem, I always feel that behind every problem is an opportunity to learn more or to make more money. I reframe problems in this manner that is why I love problems.

Lastly, I am not going to fool you saying that whenever I face problems, I never get upset. I do. I do get upset sometimes. It’s a human reaction. It’s only natural. Only a robot can be able to not be upset. When I get upset over my problems, I only allow myself 20 minutes to be upset. So for that 20 minutes, I get really pissed off, I get really angry, I curse the whole world, I blame everybody. After 20 minutes, I take responsibility for it. In this way, I have released my frustrations but at the end of the day, I take responsibility.

Closing Mark

The only time you are not going to have problems is when you are in the graveyard. So be grateful for your problems, learn and view them as opportunities for improvement. You’ll be better equipped towards tackling your problems this way!