Why Charlie Hunnam Was Never The Same After Sons Of Anarchy


Sons of Anarchy ran from 2008 through 2014,
and Charlie Hunnam remained an audience favorite throughout the entire run. But what happened to him after the last episode? It seems like Hunnam hasn’t been quite the
same since Sons of Anarchy ended. Moving on from a role after a beloved TV shows
ends is never easy for an actor, especially when they’ve been playing that character for
several years. For Hunnam, saying goodbye to Jax Teller was
difficult. In fact, the way he describes the experience
makes it sound as though he went through a bit of a grieving process. Hunnam was overwhelmingly nostalgic for his
time on Sons of Anarchy, and he admitted that he would make up excuses to visit the set
and relive his days on the show. He told Glamour, “I knew the security guards and for a couple
of days said, ‘Oh, I forgot something.’ So they’d let me onto the set, and I’d just
walk around at night because I wanted to be in that environment and go through a personal
process of saying goodbye.” For six years, Hunnam knew that he had a secure
paycheck as Jax Teller. But once the show finished its run, he was
responsible for making big decisions about his next career-defining move, and he felt
very intimidated by the process. Hunnam says that he struggles with insecurity
when it comes to maintaining a career as an actor. He told The Talks, “It’s a tricky thing to quantify one’s career
because in some ways I am in a position where I want to be, I am getting to work with good
directors and tell interesting stories… But I always feel like I am one failed movie
away from being unemployable.” “Here we go, we can only f— it up from here
on out.” Hunnam isn’t a fan of the process of choosing
roles, and he doesn’t enjoy feeling the pressure to succeed at the box office every time. It’s no secret that Hunnam is well known for
his good looks. But he’s an actor at heart, not a model, and
he wants to earn respect and attention for his talents. He became uncomfortable with the way some
people perceived him during his time on Sons of Anarchy — as someone who coasted to fame
on physical appearance alone. When it comes to how other people see him,
Hunnam told InStyle, “I try not to think about that too much because
I’m just attempting to shape my own perception of myself and feel confident in my own identity.” Hunnam then admitted there will always be
people who see him as just the, quote, “pretty boy,” but despite the stigma, he still wants
to face the challenge of making each and every performance work to the best of his ability. When Hunnam was young, he lived in a rough
neighborhood, so he always had to know how to defend himself. And when he signed on to the film King Arthur:
Legend of the Sword, he had to go through an intense training regimen, which included
learning Brazilian jiu-jitsu. Hunnam ended up getting super into the sport,
and he started feeling the benefits of consistent practice. In fact, he says that jiu-jitsu changed his
mindset. He told Men’s Health, “It’s not even as much the physical benefit
of training; it’s the mental. When you’re training every day in a combat
discipline, it just gives you that eye of the tiger.” Even after shooting for King Arthur ended,
Hunnam stuck with jiu-jitsu and earned his blue belt in 2018. Hunnam’s new hobby seems to have had a profound
impact on him. After all, he doesn’t do anything halfway
— and it’s probably a good idea for everyone to stay on his good side now. Hunnam doesn’t think that fame and wealth
are necessarily indicators of success. He says he actually prefers to work on smaller
projects with less financial backing because he feels like the director has more creative
control in that scenario. As opposed to focusing on accolades and high
salaries, he says he just wants to challenge himself, create films that he’s proud of,
and work alongside directors who have interesting ideas. He told Uproxx, “If I’m involved in a project that I feel
excited about and it gives me a sense of purpose, and it gives me a sense of creative fulfillment,
that is deep fulfillment to me, and it evens out the balance for me in my own journey. My success, for me, is about getting to continue
to work on things that make me excited.” It seems like Hunnam has had a lot to reflect
on since Sons of Anarchy ended, and he’s confident about the direction he’s going in now. Check out one of our newest videos right here! Plus, even more Looper videos about your favorite
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52 thoughts on “Why Charlie Hunnam Was Never The Same After Sons Of Anarchy

  1. Sons of Anarchy was fun to watch but the storyline was so stupid it was hurting the show . People who really know what I'm talking about would agree , those who don't really know what the storyline was probably are confused.

  2. he need Marvel to take him for ghost rider Role then he will have a big financial success and we have a nostalgic fullfil see him as ghost rider (like jax teller came back from the deads )

  3. I know the feeling, once the show ended and how it ended I went through a deep depression and realized I was mourning the death of Jax and the show!!!!
    I will most likely look out for any movie Hunnam acts in just to help me get over it.

  4. When I watched that King Arthur movie, he still acted like Jax Teller with the attitude and the walk, i couldnt help to notice it. Gave me nostalgic shit

  5. He should be in the Walking Dead alongside Ryan Hurst as a different group against the Whisperers, the ones that saves the Alexandrians.

  6. The thing that killed SOA was all the horrible musical montages. The ending of the show was dumb, all those people who died protecting him for nothing he ends up riding his bike into a bus and kills himself.

  7. Charlie did a excellent job being jax I dont think anyone could ha e done it better. And hes a great actor I've watch king Arthur and he puts his all Into acting. He will be an A lister in his later days

  8. Interesting fact about Charlie as Jacks.
    First season they were concerned about his facial movements when trying to speak with an American accent, so if you take notice he is smoking cigarettes a lot during the first season and his voice and accent changes as he grows into the character.
    Allegedly his mouth would move along with his attempts to speak the dialogue, hence why his mouth and fact was often covered with a cigarette or the camera angle wasn’t always directed directly towards his face…
    The day Opie died was the day my heart died along with the show!
    Opie was seriously thee most bad ass and best character! Relatable and always just copping a hard time, no matter what he was trying to do, his character just couldn’t get a break…

  9. I don't know if he can sing, but I really think he would be an excellent Kurt Cobain! Maybe a biographical study on Kurt Cobain's life, his struggles and eventual death. I'd definitely watch that.

  10. They could bring Jax Teller back. They did not actually show him die. He could have been flipped and landed on the side of the road. The club could have played him dead and he is with Wendy and his boys.

  11. I must be the only person that thinks he really didn't suit the role of jax teller… His accent was crap and painful to listen to at times. Don't get me wrong he did good & soa is my favourite show. I just think there was better options? Probably because I was used to seeing him on green street as a footy hooligan which imo was his best role ever.. 👌🏾

  12. It seems everyone has forgotten him playing 'little Nathan' in the amazing 'Queer as folk' I know that was before SOA but still.
    Loooong ago now but awesome!

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