Charlie Hunnam has been currently promoting his upcoming film Lost City of Z and as the huge fan that I am, I have been watching/reading all of his recent interviews. I just can’t help but to notice that most of his interviews contain one common question and it’s something to the effect of; “Why did you drop out of Fifty Shades of Grey?” and to that I say; didn’t that happen like two years ago?
Am I the only who feels like journalists do Charlie a disservice as an actor, when they continue to ask him about a project he dropped out of like two years ago? Am I the only one who is tired of hearing Charlie explain himself? The truth of the matter is, he is not attached to Fifty Shades and the focus should really be on the films that he decided to commit to.
This is not to say that every single person who is interviewing Charlie is bringing up Fifty Shades, but it is often enough that I decided to write this blog about it. Now, this isn’t just about Charlie; while an actor/actress is promoting a movie could we maybe stop asking them about pop culture hot topics? Do I care why Kristen Stewart cut her hair? No. Does it matter why Jennifer Lawrence broke up with her long-time boyfriend? Not one bit. The fact that Jennifer Aniston has no children makes no difference as to how much I enjoy her movies.
I understand the need to grab enough content for an outrageous headline. I understand that the internet has forced everyone to “dumb things down” but I am here to tell you that your audience is smarter than you think. I am here to tell you that there are people out there who want to read about the craft of acting. I want to know what draws Charlie Hunnam to the role, I want to hear if the writing touched him, I want to understand how he saw something in the character that I completely missed.
Maybe you sit here reading this blog and you think to yourself, “Who are you to tell journalists how they should conduct their jobs?” Well I’m the one clicking on these articles. I am the one consuming their content, so maybe they should start catering to a smarter audience. I mean, in the grand scheme of things does any of this truly matter? Well, no but this is MY blog and this is my space to share with you even my most ridiculous thoughts.