[Movies] 50 Shades of Grey Star Charlie Hunnam Says He Has a Lot of Chemistry with Co-Star Dakota Johnson
Posted by Jeffrey Harris on 09.08.2013
"There's a tangible chemistry between us."
Us Magazine spoke with actor Charlie Hunnam at the Sons of Anarchy season six premiere about his upcoming role as Christian Grey in the movie 50 Shades of Grey and his chemistry with his co-star, Dakota Johnson. Below are some highlights.
Hunnam on his chemistry with Johnson: "I met with [director] Sam Taylor-Johnson a couple of times. She'd asked to meet me and we talked at length about the role, the movie and what her intention was … We kind of both suggested I do a reading with Dakota [Johnson], who was her favorite, and as soon as we got in the room and I started reading with Dakota I knew that I definitely wanted to do it. There's just like a tangible chemistry between us. It felt exciting and fun and weird and compelling."
Hunnam on his girlfriend being part of the decision-making process for the role: "[S]he was a part of the decision-making process … She's required to share parts of me that she wouldn't really want to share so of course with the nature of this role that's going to be times ten. So it was a decision we made together but you know, she loved the books, she read them and loved them and she was really excited at the potential of this opportunity for me and if anything I think it will bring us closer."