`50 Shades` film bosses deny fan pressure leading to Hunnam replacement

ANI| Updated: Nov 22, 2013, 20:33 PM IST

London: Fifty Shades of Grey producer has denied rumours of fan pressure which led them to replace Charlie Hunnam with Jamie Dornan.

Michael DeLuca has insisted that it had been the schedule of Hunnam`s TV show `Sons Of Anarchy`, rather than his popularity with Christian Grey fans that made him exit the project, Metro.co.uk reported.

DeLuca said that to free from ` Sons of Anarchy ` in time to show up on the set of their movie, the physical transformation and the psychological transformation from Jax to Christian Grey was more than the 33-year-old actor could accomplish in the time that the film bosses had.

The producer added that everyone wanted it to work out, including Hunnam, and to his credit, he came to us and said that he didn`t think he would be able to get to the sets in time and wouldn`t want to do a bad job.

DeLuca added that Hunnam had been "awesome" in his audition with Dakota Johnson, who will play Anastasia Steele, and said that they were not making a movie based on Twitter.