Charlie Hunnam quitting Fifty Shades of Grey was "disappointing," author E.L. James says, and she says she worries the final product will be as well.
It's not that she doesn't have faith in the film's producers, it's just that she had reservations about turning her trilogy into a movie series to begin with.
"I didn't know if it was the right thing ... but then I thought, ‘I'm middle-aged; when in the hell am I going to get another chance to make a movie in Hollywood?'"
Imagine how the best-selling novelist felt when leading man Charlie Hunnam backed out of the project just weeks before production was set to begin.
"It was disappointing, but it is what it is," James tells EW. "I wish him well."