Charlie Hunnam will not play Christian Grey

Charlie Hunnam will not play Christian Grey
Actor Charlie Hunnam attends the season 6 premiere of FX's "Sons Of Anarchy" at Dolby Theatre

My dreams of the perfect guy playing the handsome, bondage sex-loving charmer with a dark side went down the toilet when it was announced last month that British actor Charlie Hunnam (left)would play Christian Grey in the movie adaptation of Fifty Shades of Grey. I mean, take a good look at the man. Which boxes does he tick in my description of Grey?

But I and many other Fifty Shades fans can breathe a bit easier now after Hunnam, 33, backed out of the muchanticipated movie on Saturday.

Universal Pictures released a statement claiming that Hunnam's "immersive TV schedule is not allowing him time to adequately prepare for the role of Christian Grey". Biker gang TV series Sons of Anarchy over a potential worldwide blockbuster? Seriously?

And of course, this has absolutely nothing to do with fans lamenting that Hunnam just isn't sexy enough for the "laborious role".

In a cover story about the TV show, Hunnam told Entertainment Weekly this week: "There are so many fans of that book and I know that on the surface, I am probably not what everybody imagined."

Dude, I'm just glad you were selfless enough - or nervous enough - to vacate the role, and spare fans from cringing.

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