Rumors that Charlie Hunnam is quitting the Fifty Shades of Grey movie have surfaced in recent days. The alleged reason? The widespread fan discontent.
While that is undeniably the reason for the rumors themselves - you wouldn't hear such rumors over The Vampire Diaries' Ian Somerhalder - it's untrue.
Some are even brainstorming who should play Christian Grey if Hunnam walks. While absurd, that does tell you a lot about how his casting was received.
Like it or not, though, Hunnam and Dakota Johnson will star in the Fifty Shades of Grey movie. He was hanging with E.L. James only a few days ago.
The book's author tweeted, "Guess who" alongside a photo of Charlie's forearm tattoo that his character, Jax Teller, wears on FX's Sons of Anarchy.
Obviously, E.L. and Charlie aren't sitting around taking Twitpics if he isn't very much on board with the film. Sorry to burst your bubble, Matt Bomer fans.
In fact, rather than discord among the Fifty Shades braintrust, they're protecting their investment. Hunnam has reportedly been given a team of bodyguards.
Apparently they don't want anyone messing up that face ... or trying to take him out in hopes of Robert Pattinson being installed in his 50 Shades place.
Charlie Hunnam in Fifty Shades of Grey: