Charlie Hunnam reveals his softer side and gives rare insight into his relationship at TIFF — Charlie Hunnam is known as one of Hollywood’s toughest bad boys thanks to his role as motorcycle gang leader Jax Teller inSons of Anarchy, which he followed with a string of hard-man roles. But now the 39-year-old is finally revealing his softer side in new movie Jungleland, which he stars in alongside Jack O’Connell and Jessica Barden.

The film directed by Max Winkler (Henry Winkler’s son) sees Charlie play a boxing coach named Stanley, who is fiercely loving and protective of his little brother Lion (Jack), a talented young boxer with big dreams.

The movie premiered to rave reviews at TIFF, with critics hailing Charlie’s emotional performance.

“I’m a really gentle, soft sort of person, who had a lot of issues from my childhood that I had to work through. That was reflected in the work that I did from the age of 25 to 35,” the British-born actor explained exclusively to HELLO! Canada. “I’ve worked through that – I’m not compelled by it anymore, and I’m not particularly interested in that any more. It was a phase in my life.”“I had a realization about that around a year ago, which made me feel that, for the first time in my career, I was actually really doing what I was supposed to be doing, and not just being a fake,” he added.

Ahead of turning 40 in April, Charlie told HELLO! Canada he is feeling better than ever about life. He said that is partly thanks to having great friends, but also comes from a strong relationship with Morgana McNelis, his long-term partner.

“I felt way behind where I wanted to be and should have been at 35, but I’ve had some really transitional experiences and done a lot of work on myself in the last few years, and I really feel very chill about turning 40,” he continued. “I feel honestly feel like I like myself and I’m happy with my life. I’ve got no complaints – I’ve got really good friends and a lovely partner and, you know, life’s good!”

Charlie also opened up about how he hopes Jungleland will tackle the issue of toxic masculinity through its progressive point of view.

“Right now, in this day and age, when masculinity is seen as a little bit toxic – I loved that we could have an opportunity to maybe put a different face on it,” he said. “Max creates a very violent environment in the film. You go in with this expectation that it’s a fighting film, so it’s going to adhere to a more classic colour of masculinity, and what Max does is just completely subvert that and say, ‘These are guys who have a capacity for violence, and they are street guys, but they also have the capacity for incredible tenderness towards each other!’ That’s a really important message right now.”

This was Charlie’s second film screening at TIFF 2019. On Sept. 11, he was on hand for the world premiere of True History of the Kelly Gang, which had its world premiere at the festival. In the Justin Kurzel-directed film, Charlie plays one of several people hunting down legendary outlaw Ned Kelly (George MacKay).

Photos/Press/Video: 2019 Toronto International Film Festival (Master Post)

On September 9th, Charlie arrived in Toronto, Canada for the 2019 Toronto International Film Festival where two of his upcoming films are making their premiere this week. First up, Charlie stopped by the AT&T On Location to discuss Jungleland, later followed by the Variety Studio (will have photos from this event soon!) to talk about The True History of the Kelly Gang.

Later on September 11th, Charlie joined the cast of The True History of the Kelly Gang for their premier. Followed by the premiere of Jungleland on September 12th.

Along the way Charlie sat down to discuss his films in addition to posing for new portraits! 🙂

Photos: ‘Papillon’ (2018) Movie Captures, DVD Extras & Additional Stills

I’ve added high quality screen captures of Charlie as Henri ‘Papillon’ Charrière from the 2018 film Papillon along with screen captures from the DVD extras and 20 additional high quality production stills.

You can check those out in the gallery now. 🙂

Video/Photos: Official Trailer for ‘A Million Little Pieces’

A Million Little Pieces will be in theaters in the UK on August 30th, 2019 and then later in the US on December 6th, 2019. You can watch the trailer below:

Here is the synopsis:

An alcoholic and a drug addict, 23 year-old James has two options: treatment or death. After waking up on a plane with a smashed up face and no memory of the past few weeks, he heads to rehab where he discovers much more than detox and therapy. As James endures the white-knuckle journey of mending his broken body, he heals his broken soul by connecting with other kindred spirits who also yearn and fight for a better life.

Based on the best-selling book by James Frey with a screenplay by Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Sam Taylor-Johnson, the film also stars Billy Bob Thornton, Juliette Lewis, Giovanni Ribisi, and Odessa Young.

You can also view high quality screen captures of Charlie from the trailer in the gallery now.

Charlie Hunnam’s New Film ‘The Gentlemen’ Gets Its Official Release Date — We now have an official release date for Charlie Hunnam’s latest film project, The Gentlemen. The former “Sons Of Anarchy” star will first be seen in The Gentlemen on Jan. 24, 2020.

‘The Gentleman’ a Good Fit For Hunnam

Hunnam says the script for Ritchie’s The Gentlemen is right up his alley:

“When I read the script, it’s sort of vintage Guy Ritchie. I grew up on Snatch and (the movie Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Barrels), so when he sent me this script and invited me to be a part of it, I just jumped at the chance.”

Movie About the ‘California Marijuana Business’

It sounds like Hunnam has been contributing to the film in some way, meeting with director Guy Ritchie about the “California marijuana business.”

Hunnam spoke with “Entertainment Weekly” about his synergy with Ritchie:

“There’s some sort of weird alchemy to his filmmaking where he’s deeply collaborative and allows everybody to imbue the project with their own philosophy and world views, and yet it goes through the Guy Ritchie filter and unquestionably the result is Guy Ritchie sensibility.”

International Intrigue?

The description tagged for The Gentlemen sounds very cosmopolitan:

“A very British drug lord tries to sell off his highly profitable empire to a dynasty of Oklahoma billionaires.”

Photos: ‘Love, Antosha’ Los Angeles Premiere

This past Tuesday (July 30th), Charlie was photographed at the Los Angeles Premiere of Lurker Productions Love, Antosha. He was looking his usual handsome self while sporting a little scruff having recently shaved his beard off now that filming for Waldo is finished.

You can check out over 100+ high quality photos in the gallery now!

‘True History of the Kelly Gang’ to Premiere at 2019 Toronto International Film Festival

It was recently announced that director Justin Kurzel’s True History of the Kelly Gang will have its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival this year, which runs from September 5-15. Along with the announcement they released new photos from the film which includes one of Charlie. You can see below:

To find out when the premiere itself will be taking place be sure to check out the Official TIFF event page for showtimes which will be announced later this month.

For those who don’t know what True History of the Kelly Gang is about, here is a brief description:

A fictionalized re-telling of the life and crimes of infamous 19th-century Australian outlaw Ned Kelly, based on Peter Carey’s Booker Prize–winning novel. Starring Russell Crowe and Nicholas Hoult.

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