Charlie Hunnam’s promotional tours for The Lost City of Z and King Arthur have been pretty educational, right? And by that I mean… I feel like a lot of people have lost their Hunnam crushes. It’s not that he comes across as a total douchebag, it’s just that he seems like he would be a pretty high-maintenance boyfriend, I guess? Or maybe not, since you could go months without seeing him or hearing from him. Still, everything seems all about Charlie and he comes across as very… I don’t know. Not really self-absorbed, but something like that. Anyway, I was reminded of how Charlie is no longer a fantasy boyfriend while I was reading some highlights from his new Elle interview. Tell me if you’re still into him, because I can’t.
He hasn’t seen Fifty Shades of Grey: “I developed a friendship with [director Sam Taylor-Johnson], but that was a somewhat traumatic experience for me. I didn’t want to open that wound.”
He’s a germophobe: The actor also admitted that he’s a “germophobe” and has been “profoundly germophobic” since he was a young child. The actor, who recently said that having sex as often as possible is part of his fitness routine, explained that his fears came from his childhood. Hunnam said he became terrified of germs as a child after he heard about a parasite found on dogs that could cause kids to go blind, Hunnam said that germs still make him uneasy. “Everyone thinks it’s great to be an actor and get to kiss a bunch of beautiful actresses in films, but I actually hate it. I don’t want to kiss anyone but my girlfriend for my whole life.”
I saw Fifty Shades and I wouldn’t recommend it to anyone… unless you’re watching it as a joke, with friends, while drinking. Even then, FSOG isn’t even a good hate-watch. So no, I don’t blame him for not seeing it, even if his reasoning is “I could have played this part!” He would probably even feel worse about it if he watched it, because Jamie Dornan is a charisma vacuum as Christian Grey.
But really, it’s the germophobe thing that struck me. Like, I’m a little bit of a germophobe, but not to this extent. I’ve gotten a little compulsive about hand-washing and showering and the idea of kissing a bunch of strangers is gross to me too, for germy and personal reasons. But again, I have to say… Hunnam comes across poorly, I think. And “I don’t want to kiss anyone but my girlfriend for my whole life.” And even then, he’s perfectly willing to ghost her for months at a time for work. Not fantasy-boyfriend material.
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