Hunnam backs Dornan

Charlie Hunnam

Charlie Hunnam approves of his Fifty Shades of Grey replacement Jamie Dornan.

Jamie was cast as Christian Grey after Charlie dropped out of the project mid-October, just weeks after he signed on.

The Sons of Anarchy star is clearly very supportive of Jamie, and believes he will be a success.

“I’m sure he’ll do a great job,” Charlie told TMZ. “I don’t really know his work, but I know Sam [Taylor-Johnson], the director, is amazing, she has fantastic taste so I’m sure he’ll do a great job.”

Fifty Shades author E.L, James announced Jamie as the new Christian Grey via her Twitter account in late October.

British actor Jamie says despite the pressure and attention surrounding the upcoming erotic film, he isn’t fazed. According to the star, having met the director and his co-star Dakota Johnson helped.

“I certainly don’t fear it,” Dornan told Entertainment Weekly. “I already got a glimpse into working with [director] Sam [Taylor-Johnson] at the test, and I’d met [co-star] Dakota [Johnson] by then. So I had a glimpse into how I felt it would be if I got the part. None of it scared me.”

Although Jamie submitted an on-tape audition for the role, he didn’t make it to an in-person audition. But when Charlie dropped out of the movie, Jamie was called in.

“You know, one door closes, another opens,” Jamie said. “When he dropped out, I didn’t instantly think, ‘Oh here we go, maybe I should cancel that holiday,’ but I did feel that maybe we’d revisit the idea of me.”

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