Personligt er Charlie Hunnam opfundet og brutalt smuk, med en malet ansigt og piercing øjne. Han har en mørk blå kabelstrikket sweater over en hvid T-shirt og jeans, et ubestemt valg, muligvis med vilje. Vi møder i West Hollywood på en af hans yndlingsstunts, Greenblatt’s Deli, og sidder på hinanden i ovenpå spisepladsen. At a table just behind us talking to men, it is clear that he wants everyone in ear hair to know that he has great ambition. Han siger, at han kender folk jeg virksomheden, And because we are in Hollywood, I can only assume that he refers to show business.
Hunnam does not do anything to draw attention. As a reasonably successful actor and incredibly attractive man, he has no need for more notice than he already receives. Han er så suave og engageret i hele vores samtale, I decide if he is genuine or he is an even better actor than I thought. The English accent also does not hurt.
We certainly cover the expected topics – the last book he really had (Søsterne bror, af Patrick deWitt) hvad han har lavet madlavning (shakshuka, som vi begge erklærer den nye frittata), og den nyeste film til intrigere ham (Moonlight, fordi han føler på det viste ægte tilbageholdenhed og respekt for publikum). I learn at the 37-year-old practice and see MMA fight and am really tired of answering questions about why he supported Halvtreds gråtoner franchise. (Han fortalte journalister i 2015, på han overvejende var overbooket og overvældet.)
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Jeg FX er Sons of Anarchy, der løb fra 2008 til 2014, spillede Hunnam Jax Teller. Som den brash men, godhjertede leder af en motorcykelbande i den fiktive by Charming, Californien, Teller forsøgte at forstå sin fars arv, at the same time he raised a family, loved a woman who was not completely excited about his gang activities and deals with a svær mor. Der var meget på Tellers skuldre, og Hunnam – trods at være født i den meget ikke-biker-lydende Newcastle upon Tyne i England – bar den byrde godt. Selv tre år senere, påvirker rollen ham stadig. “After the show ended, it was a painful process of what felt like real sorrow, making sure to free him from my life,” he says. “I became very aware of what a huge impact it had on me to play that guy – be with him for so long within me.”
With the career role behind him, Hunnam carefully considers what’s next. He wishes in his words to “change people’s perception of what I am capable of.” This moment of insight fascinates me, so I ask Hunnam how he thinks he is perceived. Han er stille, da han vurderer, hvordan man skal reagere.
Finally, he says: “I try not to think too much because I’m just trying to shape my own perception of myself and feel confident in my own identity. But people recognize that I have some real abilities and have demonstrated There will be those who still turn me into being a beautiful boy. “
Og der er det. It is refreshing to hear him speak openly about his obvious physical beauty. Asking about being a gender symbol is always limiting, answers Hunnam with great self-awareness. “It’s both security and a huge opportunity. I think it’s a visual medium and it makes it much easier to get roles if you’re a little easier on the eyes. But you’re ready and every scene is a challenge at gøre arbejde. “
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Det er helt sikkert sandt for hans kommende roller. I denne måneds Den fortabte ved Z, Han skildrer oberst Percival Fawcett, den virkelige engelske udforsker, som i 1920’erne var villig til at ofre næsten alt sammen, herunder sin familie, i hans søgen efter en fantastisk by i Amazonas. “Jeg har gjort det bedste arbejde i min karriere hidtil i Lost City,“Siger Hunnam.
Derefter, jeg Kong Arthur: Sværdens legende, Out in May, he takes on Guy Ritchie’s interpretation of the classic legend and plays Arthur as we have never seen: arrogant and retarding, orphans, hardened by childhood, living in a brothel and on the street. Hunnam was attracted by the possibility of making Arthur a “rough and wrong street child who had this call, this duty, this fate presented him that he was not interested in pursuing.” Mere than it would work with Ritchie, with whom he had a “true love party” when they first met.
Hunnam says that he is part of the narrative process “completely nourishes” him, even though he admits that transition to real life can be difficult. “It’s brutal. Reintegration is a morf- I think it will be easier, but it does not. It’s really hard for my girlfriend [jewelry designer Morgana McNelis]. There is all this expectation and longing for and hope for this genforening skal være. For me it’s always a process that tries desperately to get back to the center so I can be the person for her. ”
Lige før jul i sidste år pakket han sin næste film, Papillon (en genindspilning af 1973’s fængselsflydende drama med Hunnam i den rolle, som Steve McQueen spillede), og McNelis gav ham et ultimatum-gør hvad du skal gøre, men kom ikke hjem, før du er klar til at se mig. Hunnam went back to England to decomprimere before returning to L.A., giving him time to “exert the experience from my heart and soul” and reflect on “how fragile our connection is to something”.
Vores samtale er peppered med disse heady asides. “I fought through my childhood as a bit of a strange, existential child,” he admits. “I was constantly busy by trying to understand what it meant.”
Og nu? “Jeg har lige vokset op i en underlig, eksistentiel voksen,” griner han.
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