Charlie Hunnam bailed on "50 Shades of Grey" at the last moment -- leaving everyone to wonder why he would leave the treasured role.
One interesting, yet completely unproven theory involves uhh ... little Charlie.
I'm So Proud My Daughter's
a Sex Slave
9/3/2013 2:45 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Melanie Griffith couldn't be happier for her daughter Dakota Johnson ... saying she's the "proudest mom ever" now that Dakota's playing a nymphomaniac sex slave in the "Fifty Shades of Grey" movie.
You'll recall, Griffith's daughter has just been cast in the role of Anastasia Steele, the protagonist in "Fifty Shades of Grey" alongside Charlie Hunnam (as Christian Grey).
If you know anything about the books, you'll know Anastasia becomes entwined in a disturbing and violent BDSM affair with Christian Grey, essentially becoming Christian's sex-addicted slave. You know, every mother's dream.
At least for Melanie ... watch the clip.
50 Shades Of Green
Actor Rocks Weed Shirt
9/3/2013 1:06 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
He ain't just into S&M, "Fifty Shades of Grey" star Charlie Hunnam is also into THC ... at least judging by the guy's wardrobe.
Hunnam was spotted at LAX wearing an Alternative Herbal Health Services shirt ... a popular marijuana dispensary in West Hollywood that has a marijuana vending machine and sells weed soda ... seriously.
Fun Fact -- Charlie once sparked a bowl for Snoop Lion during an Internet show (scroll to 11:38).
'Fifty Shades of Grey'
'Sons' Star Charlie Hunnam
Ready for Some S&M
9/2/2013 3:00 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
After months of middle-aged women speculating and debating who should bring "Fifty Shades of Grey" and its hard core sex scenes to life, we finally have the answer: Charlie Hunnam and Dakota Johnson.
Author E.L. James tweeted the news Monday -- the bondage/sex freak role of Christian Grey went to 33-year-old Hunnam -- best known for his role on "Sons of Anarchy".
23-year-old Dakota -- daughter of Melanie Griffith and Don Johnson -- will play Anastasia Steele, the college girl turned willing sex slave in the novel. Best known from Fox's cancelled comedy "Ben & Kate."
Ian Somerhalder, Colin Egglesfield, and Matt Bomer were at one time rumored frontrunners. Sorry guys.
Little advice for Charlie and Dakota: start stretching. Maybe invest in some ice packs.