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Charlie Hunnam Strips Down and Opens Up About Life After ‘Anarchy’

Charlie Hunnam Strips Down and Opens Up About Life After ‘Anarchy’

He plays motorcycle gang boss Jax Teller on Sons of Anarchy, but in real life, Charlie Hunnam is anything but a bad boy.

“My favorite days are at home,” he told ET. “Spend some time in the garden, cook a couple of nice meals, watch a couple of movies. I’m pretty boring.”

But there’s nothing boring about his sexy shirtless spread for the December issue of Men’s Health magazine. The British actor channeled his inner cowboy for the swoon-worthy shots.

To get ripped for photoshoots and his many shirtless fight scenes on Sons, Hunnam told ET that his favorite workouts are “old school stuff.”

“I’ve been going to the gym and doing 75 dips, 75 pull-ups, 150 push-ups, 150 squats, and 20 minutes of abs,” he revealed. “After my abs, I do the back extensions.”

Sons of Anarchy wrapped production last week, and the season finale airs Dec. 9, but Hunnam’s not taking any breaks. He’s inked a major campaign with Calvin Klein, signed on to play King Arthur in a Guy Ritchie-helmed franchise that could span six movies, and is even creating his own projects.

“There’s some small independent stuff, and then I have two films I’m developing as a producer,” he told ET. “They’re kind of really exciting to be exploring a little bit behind the camera, to try to keep working and doing work that I’m proud of.”

Source: etonline.com

Charlie Featured on the cover of Men’s Health UK!

Charlie Featured on the cover of Men’s Health UK!

Charlie is featured on the latest issue of Men’s Health UK for the month of December. In his feature he discusses the stresses of staying fit for roles, while also maintaining his off-beat work out schedule. You can view the scans in our gallery now.

‘Sons of Anarchy’s’ Charlie Hunnam to Star in ‘A Prayer Before Dawn’

‘Sons of Anarchy’s’ Charlie Hunnam to Star in ‘A Prayer Before Dawn’

Variety.com — “Sons of Anarchy” star Charlie Hunnam is attached to head-line in true-life Thai kick-boxing prison thriller “A Prayer Before Dawn” with Jean-Stephane Sauvaire (“Johnny Mad Dog”) on board to direct.

HanWay Films will launch worldwide sales at AFM, where “Prayer” will aim to satisfy the buyer’s appetite for commercial crossover genre fare in the vein of “Drive” and “The Raid.”

Sauvaire has started casting former prisoners who were Muay Thai champions in Thailand, where shooting will start in summer 2015. Hunnam is already in training for the Muay Thai sequences.

The film will be produced by ex-Wild Bunch exec Rita Dagher’s new company Senorita Films and Hurricane Films duo Sol Papadopoulos and Roy Boulter, who previously optioned the material. The screenplay is by Nick Saltrese, based on the book by Billy Moore.

Pic tells the true-life story of Billy Moore’s incarceration in one of Thailand’s most barbaric prisons — Klong Prem, the notorious Bangkok Hilton. In a system where life has no value, Moore discovers the deadly martial art of Muay Thai Boxing, and begins fighting for his freedom in the ring. It is the story of a man’s descent into hell and his journey back to redemption.

Sauvaire said: “‘A Prayer Before Dawn’ is — at one and the same time — a true story, a prison drama, a survival movie, a desperate love story, and an extraordinary tale of redemption. Above all, it is a poignant and uniquely human story.”

Thorsten Schumacher, managing director of HanWay Films, added: “’A Prayer Before Dawn’ combines the visceral thrill of Thai boxing with a human story of a fight for survival in prison hell. The fact that Charlie and Jean-Stephane have already started living and breathing this film is proof of the incredible energy and sheer force the collaboration between these two will bring to the screen.”

On the big screen, Charlie most recently starred in Guillermo del Toro’s “Crimson Peak,” alongside Tom Hiddleston, Jessica Chastain and Mia Wasikowska. This is his second time working with Del Toro as he previously starred in “Pacific Rim” in 2013 for Legendary/WB. In the first quarter of 2015, Hunnam will star as King Arthur in Guy Ritchie’s epic Warner Brothers’ “Knight of the Round Table” film.

Sons of Anarchy cast to appear on CONAN!

Sons of Anarchy cast to appear on CONAN!

EW.com — Before Sons of Anarchy ends its seven-season run on Dec. 9, its creator and stars will make a pit stop on late-night TV.

On Nov. 11 at 11 p.m., Conan O’Brien’s TBS talk show will welcome the gang from FX’s outlaw biker drama. Freshly healed overlord Kurt Sutter will be joined on the Conan couch by Charlie Hunnam, Tommy Flanagan, Jimmy Smits, Drea de Matteo, Mark Boone Junior, and a few other actors to be named later. SOA is scheduled to complete filming its series finale today.

Entertainment Weekly On-Set Photos and Cast Reflections on Sons of Anarchy’s Wild Ride

Check out the on-set and behind the scenes photos of Charlie and the cast of Sons of Anarchy as well as quotes from the cast as they reflect on their experience working on the show in the latest issue of Entertainment Weekly!

Hunnam, pictured with Kim Coates (Tig), says one of his favorite fan encounters happened when he was killing time outside a shop in East L.A. waiting for new tires to be put on his Harley. ”These two dudes were walking down the road. I could see that I had become the object of their focus, but they weren’t looking particularly friendly. These guys had tattoos on their faces and on their necks, and they were jacked up. I’m a pretty good judge of character like that, and these guys were absolutely 100 percent murderers,” he says. ”They were walking towards me, and sure enough they walk right up to me, no smiles or anything, and I was like, ‘Hey, what’s goin’ on fellas?’ ‘Nah, man, we just wanted to say thank you, homes.’ I said, ‘Thank you for what?’ ‘You keep the hood safe on Tuesday nights.’ Which I thought was pretty deep. I definitely got mad street cred from this show.”

Entertainment Weekly Goes On the set & Behind the Scenes of Sons of Anarchy’s Final Ride with latest issue

Entertainment Weekly Goes On the set & Behind the Scenes of Sons of Anarchy’s Final Ride with latest issue

EW.com — Sons of Anarchy fans still reeling from the Sept. 30 episode (read our recap) may want to take a beta blocker before reading this week’s cover story, which goes on the set and behind the scenes as the cast and the creator, Kurt Sutter, prepare for an epic ending.

Sons of Anarchy fans still reeling from the Sept. 30 episode (read our recap) may want to take a beta blocker before reading this week’s cover story, which goes on the set and behind the scenes as the cast and the creator, Kurt Sutter, prepare for an epic ending.

Fans also assume Jax will eventually learn the truth. But what will he do? “Anyone else in the world, 100 percent guaranteed he’s gonna murder them in slow and brutal fashion, but it’s his mother, you know. It’s gonna be complicated,” says Hunnam. “I don’t envy Kurt in trying to figure out the right way to approach that.” Sutter already knows how the story will unfold—not that he’s willing to spoil it. “The question is, does Jax ever get the whole truth? Is he supposed to get the whole truth? If he only gets part of the truth, what does that mean? We’ll play with all that stuff,” he says cagily. “I think once he gets information, as much of it as he gets, we’ll see it play out in a different emotional way.”


Not one to totally shy away from dropping bombs, Sutter does reveal that a core character will die in episode nine or 10. He knows that hapless Juice (Theo Rossi) is highest on many fans’ hit lists, which is why he takes great pleasure in announcing that it’s not him. “That’ll f–k people up,” the showrunner says. (Note: This is a good time to remind everyone that there are 13 episodes in the season. #SaveJuice.)

And speaking of pleasure, we’ll leave you with this tease from Hunnam: “Twice I have been completely naked on the set of Sons in season seven. I’m not going to tell you how that came about,” he says. “But you will definitely be seeing my ass again.”

Jax has a “huge amount of vengeance and anger in his heart” says Charlie

Zap2it: Has the frequently dark tone of “Sons of Anarchy” caused you to take your portrayal of Jax home with you?

Charlie Hunnam: I think one of the skill sets that I’ve really developed over the course of doing this show with Kurt (Sutter, the series’ creator and executive producer) is trying not taking the work home as much as possible. I am not able to sustain Jax’s life. He’s a better man than I — which is not to say that I don’t go home in a bad mood or a good mood, but it’s usually more to do with how I feel I did that day.

If I’m happy with the work I did, I’ll usually go home with a little bit of a spring in my step. Or if I feel like I totally f***ed it up, I’ll go home completely despondent. But in terms of the actual narrative itself, I’ve no desire to go off into a lighter world. I kind of enjoy working in kind of the heightened world of big drama.

Zap2it: How do you think we find Jax as “Sons of Anarchy” starts to wind down its run in this final season?

Charlie Hunnam: Jax is in a very kind of schizophrenic state, I think. I mean, he’s obviously very, very sad and vulnerable and kind of broken, but there’s a huge amount of vengeance and anger in his heart.

So I think, in a kind of way, all of that processing — at least in the very beginning — is kind of to have a bit of a numbing effect. I think that he knows what he wants to do and that he knows that that’s where all of his energy is going to go, but he can’t get away from the fact that the love of his life has just been taken from him.

Source: zap2it.com

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