There are actors who go to history for playing big roles and others that make it by rejecting them. This is the risk that ran Charlie Hunnam (Newcastle, 1980) a year ago when he decided to get off the train of ’50 shades of Grey’. Scandal in social networks that caused that the protagonist of ‘Sons Of Anarchy’ Park the bike and the lollipop leather donning a suit not sat very well to fans of the erotic saga. This should add Hunnam agenda problems which made impossible his participation in the movie most anticipated at the beginning of 2015.
But that doesn’t mean that the British actor good shot. In fact, while discussed the success and impact which will have the film, Hunnam has portfolio that promises to be one of the sagas that more might be talking about in the next years. In 2016 will get into the role of King Arthur in the hands of Guy Ritchie: “We will see if I have just one mega star media,” confessed us during the interview we had with him in Milan at the presentation of the Reveal Men’s Calvin Klein fragrance, which is a image. “We are excited about this project. In fact, for me it is very important, since ‘Excalibur’ from John Boorman was one of the films that made that today I devoted to the cinema, so I feel very attached to this story”.
What is clear is that, by Ritchie, will not be an Arturo to use: “In the first film delving on who was Arthur before being King”. In addition, he also thinks add a dot of heterodoxy to the equation: “what interests me is telling stories and exploring the human condition. The most complicated and complex characters are more interesting.” This speech is the choice of pieces that make up your resume: ‘Pacific Rim’, ‘Queer As Folk’ ‘Sons Of Anarchy’ or ‘Green Street’, all away from the comfort zone.
Project that made that GQ Spain saw the faces with him was another of those challenges that both arouse him: “I’m used to the camera and not so much to the still photo,” said. “I build characters with movement and text, but here I could not do it and I felt more tense than usual. I had to leave everything what they had learned during the past 15 years and make a re-composition of the situation. In addition, my side was Doutzen Kroes , that is extraordinary in front of the camera. She arrived, posing and it had already built. I, on the other hand, I felt more insecure and always asked if we could go back to repeat.” Insecurity or not, the thing went well. In fact, satisfied was the actor with the result that now wants more: “it was a challenge and I both loved the experience I have now hungry for more projects like this”.
While exploring this new territory of his career, Hunnam begins to give shape to his most personal project: ‘ American Drug Lord’, a film where, in addition to playing the main character, Barbie, one of the major traffickers in Mexico, serves as producer along with Brad Pitt: “when I tell the history of Barbie in an article, took it to the producer of Brad. “Our plan was to keep it secret, but they caught the paparazzi leaving the building, and from there it was impossible to contain the news, so everything has developed faster than intended”.
Anyway, that will be in 2017. Meanwhile, the future King Arthur has time to respond to our questionnaire of GQ man of the week:
1. essential in your closet
Jeans, shirts and slippers.
2. a complement
All my jewelry that I’ve been given, a watch my father gave to me and rings that my girl made. One of them was my father’s.
3. do you follow any routine image?
What you need for each job.
4. a reference style
I don’t have one.
5. your female icon
Cate Blanchett, find her extraordinary.
6. Gadget you could not live without you
I hate myself for how hooked I am to my iPhone. Until my previous one broke, which was very old, I refused to engage in technology.
7. do you use social networks?
8. a weekend getaway
9. your best holiday
I love South Asia.
10. a film
Thousands, I can’t just say one.
11. a book
‘Fan’s Notes’, of Frederick Exley.
12. What are you reading currently?
‘Camelot’, Terence Hanbury White.
13. what sounds on your Ipod?
14. your favourite TV programme
‘Sons of Anachy’… Well, no, lie, ‘Peaky Blinders’, I’m obsessed.
15. a cocktail bar
I can’t say.
16. a restaurant
The tacos of Lolita, in Los Angeles. I’m there almost every day.
17. the largest whim that you’ve given
The massages, I’m obsessed with them.
18. your seduction tactics