After six weeks of being flailed by online critics, fetishized by suburban erotica fans, and tied down to a major film franchise, Charlie Hunnam has finally uttered his safety words: "I quit!"
The star of the FX drama "Sons of Anarchy" officially bailed on his role of billionaire S&M enthusiast Christian Grey in the upcoming film adaption of the erotic novel, "Fifty Shades of Grey."
All of Hollywood is wondering why an actor would bail from a role that promised to give him an automaticticket to the A-list (and into the fantasies of women all of the world).
In its statement announcing Hunnam's departure, Universal Pictures cited his "immersive TV schedule" -- something absolutely no one believes because a.) Hunnam's "Sons of Anarchy" commitment was no secret when he signed on and b.) this is Hollywood.
But there's an even larger question: Who will replace Hunnam as the sexy Christian Grey?
The great debate tonight on Showbiz Tonight at 11 p.m. ET/PT.