Charlie is looking fierce and edgy on the latest issue of VMAN Magazine! In the issue Charlie talks in-depth about turning down 50 Shades of Grey in addition to his upcoming projects such as Guy Ritchie’s King Arthur, Guillermo Del Toro’s gothic thriller Crimson Peak and Lost City of Z which is currently being filmed. You can check out a snippet below and some preview scans of the issue in our gallery.
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On turning down Fifty Shades of Grey: “Oh it was the worst professional experience of my life. It was the most emotionally destructive and difficult thing that I’ve ever had to deal with professionally. It was heartbreaking.”
On telling Sam Taylor-Johnson that he was turning down the movie: “I called her and we both cried our eyes out on the phone for 20 minutes. I needed to tell her that this was not going to work. I was going to finish Sons, shoot the whole sequence where Tara was brutally murdered, fly to Vancouver the next day, have ten days of rehearsal, and then start shooting. Then I was going to have three days after that and I’d have to start shooting Crimson Peak and then I’d have two days to travel and go back into season seven of Sons. There was a lot of personal stuff going on in my life that left me on real emotional shaky ground and mentally weak. I just got myself so fucking overwhelmed and I was sort of having panic attacks about the whole thing. I just didn’t know what to do.”
On being okay with the Fifty Shades nudity: “The outside perception of that was that I got really cold feet and got scared of the explicit nature of the sexuality of the piece. When I was 18 I was getting f*cked in the ass, completely naked on national TV, y’know?”