The Brit achieved fame as the star of Sons of Anarchy Charlie Hunnam worldwide fame. Films like Pacific Rim and King Arthur: Legend of the Sword also showed his skills to a cinema audience. But his Charlie Hunnam was discovered as an actor drunk in a shoe store.
Sons of Anarchy star Charlie Hunnam was discovered for being cheeky and drunk
At the end of the 1990s, Charlie Hunnam already dreamed of becoming an actor, but as an acting student he was far from getting his foot in the door of the business. But chance meant well for the future Sons of Anarchy star. The Jax actor still remembers the day that changed everything for him and ultimately helped him achieve his breakthrough:
Charlie Hunnam in Sons of Anarchy
I always used to do my shopping on Christmas Eve [kurz vor Ladenschluss] completed. I encouraged myself with a few drinks. I tried on sneakers for my brother and I was thinking about buying it for him.
During this last minute Christmas present hunt, Charlie Hunnam finally noticed a woman staring at him. Instead of looking away, he reacted confidently in his tipsy state:
I blew her a kiss and she smiled and thought ‘Who is this cheeky little bastard?’ [Sie war beim Fernsehen und] helped me get three TV episodes.
As it turns out, the woman in question was the production manager of the 1998 English children’s series Byker Grove. The show about a couple of teenagers from Newcastle was already in its 10th season at the time. Did your title for Charlie Hunnam predict the motorcycles in Sons of Anarchy?
Watch Sons of Anarchy star Charlie Hunnam’s first TV appearance, which embarrasses him today
On these first TV appearance at the age of 17 Charlie Hunnam followed a modeling career and finally his role in Queer as Folk, which completely launched his acting career. Today, however, he looks back on his performance in Byker Grove with some embarrassment. You can watch it here:
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Charlie Hunnam can next be seen in Netflix’s big sci-fi film Rebel Moon from Zack Snyder later this year, which is the first part of a trilogy December 22, 2023 starts.
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