Charlie Hunnam on King Arthur casting: I was surprised

…We knew a lot of the same people, and before this film even came up, I kept hearing from friends that Guy and I should work together. I wanted him to at least have a cup of tea with me,” Hunnam said in a statement. A week later I got the call and Guy said, ‘Alright, you got the role.’ I was both surprised and overjoyed,” Hunnam said. For all the latest Entertainment News, download Indian Express App now 2017-05-08T18:44:42+00:00″>
Updated: May 8, 2017 6:44 pm

Charlie Hunnam is all set for Guy Ritchie’s King Arthur : Legend Of The Sword
Actor Charlie Hunnam has said he was surprised and overjoyed when Guy Ritchie finalised him for the titular role in King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword, as the filmmaker was initially not in the mood to cast him. King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword, a Warner Bros film, will hit the theaters on May 12. The actor said he finally received a call to read for the character and a week later he was on board for the film. “Finally, Guy invited me to read for him, and then read again with some other actors. The 37-year-old actor, who put on 20 pounds and worked hard on his physique for the role, said he did not think if he was even in the middle of Ritchie’s list. So I had this construct in my mind that Guy and I were already pals. “Guy flat-out said he didn’t want to see me. Also read: Bank Chor motion poster: Riteish Deshmukh and team chose to rob a bank on the wrong day
The actor said the story of King Arthur is about self-belief and the idea of conquering over inner fears interested him the most.”The thing that really interested me and Guy, and which is inherent in the Arthurian legend, is the idea that the challenges we face are only given weight by our fears,” Hunnam said. I thought, wait, he’s not even going to give me audition?