Charlie Hunnam on Letting Go of His Role in ‘Sons of Anarchy;’ Plus Updates on ‘King Arthur’ Movie
It wasn’t too long ago when fans of the hit FX television drama, “Sons of Anarchy” waited eagerly each week to discover what the fate of Charlie Hunnam’s Jax Teller and his family holds. Now, fans of Hunnam are eagerly waiting for the 35-year-old actor to appear once again, but this time, on the silver screen as King Arthur, in Guy Ritchie’s latest project “Knights of the Round Table: King Arthur.” Recently, the “Sons of Anarchy” star revealed the difficulties of leaving the character of Jax Teller behind, and what he’s currently doing in order to become King Arthur in “Knights of the Roundtable.” Read on to learn more about this story.
“Sons of Anarchy” bid goodbye and bowed out at the end of 2014, which made fans of the show wonder what would be next for actor and star Charlie Hunnam, who portrayed Jax Teller, one of the main characters of the show. However, fans of the actor need not worry as Hunnam has several projects currently lined up for him, including Guy Ritchie’s film, “Knights of the Roundtable: King Arthur,” which will feature the star as the legendary King Arthur.
Recently, Elle Canada managed to catch up with Hunnam for a short interview in which the actor revealed his difficulties in letting go of Jax Teller, and what he has been doing in order to prepare for the role of King Arthur.
According to the interview, Hunnam had some difficulties letting go of a character that he portrayed for seven seasons. During this transition from Jax to King Arthur, the actor revealed that prior to the end of the show, he had begun to say goodbye to his character, and before launching into the character of King Arthur, he decided to stop riding his motorbike in order to find himself and “some sort of centre,” before doing anything else.
He then went on to say that he prepared for his characters by doing things, which he believes are “appropriate for the character” so that he would be able to understand the character better. In this case, as King Arthur is a warrior and a “great fighter”, Hunnam decided to change his exercise routine in order to focus on work outs that incorporate a lot of fighting and fighting skills.
It seems, though, that this new training program has paid off, as the actor, according to The Hollywood Reporter, does look fit for the role, based on the picture of him and Guy Ritchie that the latter took and posted on Twitter on the first day of filming on set.
Actor Mikael Persbrandt, a Swedish actor, recently joined the cast of “Knights of the Roundtable: King Arthur” as a villain.
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“Knights of the Roundtable: King Arthur” is slated to premiere on July 22, 2016.
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