Charlie Hunnam still has yet to see Fifty Shades of Grey, for a very purposeful reason.
Hunnam famously dropped out of starring as Christian Grey in Fifty Shades of Grey due to scheduling conflicts with his FX series Sons of Anarchy, an experience he doesn't look back on fondly. The actor spoke with Elle magazine for their March issue, stating that he still hasn't watched Fifty Shades of Grey due to how things went down.
"I developed a friendship with [the movie's director, Sam Taylor-Johnson]. That was a somewhat traumatic experience for me," Hunnam admitted in the interview. "I didn't want to open that wound."
The role of Christian Grey would ultimately go to Jamie Dornan, with Dakota Johnson playing his partner, Anastasia Steele. Some have criticized Dornan and Johnson's lack of chemistry in the films, while Hunnam said in 2013, of himself and Johnson, "There's just like a tangible chemistry between us. It felt exciting and fun and weird and compelling."
Either way, Hunnam's lack of involvement with the Fifty Shades franchise may have been a blessing in disguise, as he also said in the Elle interview that he's not too fond of sex scenes.
"I try to be sensitive to the fact that we're doing something intimate, but also keep a clear boundary," he said, of filming such scenes. "Because I'm in a very committed relationship, and I'm also cognizant that it's not my girlfriend's favorite part of my job. It's a delicate balance to strike - to be emotionally open enough to have an experience that feels honest between two people but also maintain that it's just for the film. It's not my favorite thing to do. I'm also a germophobe."
Fifty Shades Darker, the sequel, is out in theaters now. It has made over $113 million as of Wednesday, with the original film grossing $166 million in total.