“I was like, dude, I didn’t … kill anyone in Queer as Folk, you know? I don’t gang-shoot anyone. If you think it’s irresponsible to play a gay character; then I don’t know what to say to that.” Charlie Hunnam, reporting what he said to a man who told him he should be ashamed of playing gay, in the spring 2001 issue of Detour. ~~~ CHARLIE HUNNAM
“Some people think stars are just commodities, not human beings,” Charlie Hunnam says–commenting on an altercation involving the “Nicholas Nickelby” star in Aspen, Colo. Hunnam was at a Prada store event tied to a local premiere of his film, based on the Charles Dickens classic. Apparently three men approached–clearly overserved–and attempted to snatch Hunnam’s unusual hat off his head. Things quickly turned ugly and fists started flying, but sources say Hunnam was the victor. He escaped unscathed, and still in possession of his hat–an authentic example of Romanian peasant’s headgear, obtained while Hunnam was filming “Cold Mountain” in Romania with Jude Law and Nicole Kidman” ~~~CHARLIE HUNNAM
“I’m not sure if the pretty boy roles never seem to be interesting roles or if its just natural to want to play against suit. But I really dislike playing those roles.” ~~~CHARLIE HUNNAM
“The director asked me to take my shirt off. Stupidly I agreed. I cringed when I saw it.” ~~~CHARLIE HUNNAM
“I can’t be in an open relationship, it has to be 100% monogamous for that you need someone honest, so I guess honesty is the most important thing to me” ~~~CHARLIE HUNNAM
He’s not into high maintenance women. “Not Hollywood girls he says,I don’t really want to date actresses, I just want someone who makes me happy and is easy to be with” ~~~CHARLIE HUNNAM
“We married on a whim. We’d only known each other for a few weeks and thought the world of each other. It was ok for a year, and then for the last two years we just made each other miserable. I don’t really know why we stayed together other than because we were married & because we had cats and a place together. We didn’t have much money and lots of problems but we’re best friends now. Charlie got custody of the forementioned cats & says “That’s the only thing I got, but the only thing I wanted.”
~~~~ Charlie talking about his marriage to Katharine Towne.