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Month: December 2016

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.