Charlie Hunnam Says ‘King Arthur’ Movie Paints Arthur As A ‘Mother-effer’

Charlie Hunnam Says ‘King Arthur’ Movie Paints Arthur As A ‘Mother-effer’

After being fused as Jax Teller for eight years on Sons of Anarchy, Charlie Hunnam has seen his mainstream popularity — as well as geek-friendly popularity — grow in the three years since the show ended.

Having starred in Pacific Rim and Crimson Peak, he will now cross back in history with King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword. ComicBook was able to speak with the star on the red carpet of CinemaCon to see how the new translation will be different that that of old and how Jax seeped into the filming.

“We just wanted to make sure that it was fresh and felt modern and had something to say that hadn’t been said before,” Hunnam said. “We’ve seen the version of Arthur that’s the noble man who goes on the journey to be the noble king.

“We said we wanted to do something the opposite of that; we wanted to make him a little bit of a motherfuXXer. So he starts off he’s tough; he’s streetwise; he a little bit selfish but at center of it he has a good heart.”

Acclaimed filmmaker Guy Ritchie brings his dynamic style to the epic fantasy action adventure King Arthur: Legend of the Sword. Starring Hunnam in the title role, the film is an iconoclastic take on the classic Excalibur myth, tracing Arthur’s journey from the streets to the throne. When the child Arthur’s father is murdered, Vortigern (Jude Law), Arthur’s uncle, seizes the crown. Robbed of his birthright and with no idea who he truly is, Arthur comes up the hard way in the back alleys of the city. But once he pulls the sword from the stone, his life is turned upside down and he is forced to acknowledge his true legacy… whether he likes it or not.

The actor revealed just how profound of an effect Jax has had on the rest of his career, and how the character continues to influence his work.

“I’ve never had an experience of getting so close and so deeply meshed with a character before,” he said. “I felt when I finished sons that it was a real process to get back to center, and try to exorcise him out of my psyche for as much as possible. Because I’d been living with him for eight years you know, trying to bring him to life.

“I started this movie maybe three months after I finished Sons so I’m sure there’s flavors of him in there. It certainly wasn’t intentional though.”

King Arthur: Legend of the Sword is directed by Guy Ritchie, from a screenplay by Joby Harold and Guy Ritchie & Lionel Wigram, based on a story by David Dobkin and Joby Harold. King Arthur: Legend of the Sword is produced by Akiva Goldsman, Joby Harold, Tory Tunnell, Steve Clark-Hall, Guy Ritchie, Lionel Wigram and executive produced by David Dobkin and Bruce Berman.

King Arthur: Legend of the Sword opens in theaters May 12, 2017.

Source: comicbook.com

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Charlie Attends Amazon Studios Presentation & Big Screen Achievement Awards at CinemaCon

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Charlie took the stage at the 2017 CinemaCon in Las Vegas on March 30th to promote his film Lost City of Z for the Amazon Studios Presentation. Later that night Charlie also attended the Big Screen Achievement Awards presented by CinemaCon where he accepted the Male Star of the Year award. You can view photos from those events in the gallery now.

I’d just like to say congratulations, Charlie! 2017 is definitely gonna be your year. 🙂


Charlie Scheduled to appear on The Late Late Show with James Corden & Talking with Chris Hardwick

Charlie Scheduled to appear on The Late Late Show with James Corden & Talking with Chris Hardwick

It’s time to set your DVR’s and reminders. Charlie is set to appear on The Late Late Show with James Corden along with the new AMC late night talk show Talking with Chris Hardwick. You can find the details and dates below!

I’ll update this post once the date for Talking with Chris Hardwick is announced.

The Late Late Show with James Corden | Wednesday, April 5th
Singer Demi Lovato; actor Charlie Hunnam; actor Rupert Friend

Talking with Chris Hardwick | Date to be announced
AMC has announced the initial lineup for the forthcoming season of Talking With Chris Hardwick. The nine guests include Connie Britton, Michelle Monaghan, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Charlie Hunnam, Justin Theroux, Bryan Cranston, Elijah Wood, Damon Lindelof and the cast of Silicon Valley. There is no current information on the airing order, and additional guests will be announced soon.

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Charlie Attends Warner Bros. Pictures ‘The Big Picture’ Presentation at CinemaCon

Charlie Attends Warner Bros. Pictures ‘The Big Picture’ Presentation at CinemaCon

Charlie was in Las Vegas on March 29th as he attended the Warner Bros. Pictures ‘The Big Picture’ Presentation at 2017 CinemaCon where he introduced a new clip and spoke of his upcoming film King Arthur: Legend of the Sword which is due out this May.

You can check out all the photos from the event below:


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