Charlie Hunnam's Missed Opportunity: Almost Landing Anakin Skywalker Role

News - 27 December 2023
Charlie Hunnam, known for his role in the popular series Sons of Anarchy, is set to take on a leading role in Zack Snyder's upcoming film, Rebel Moon. The film has been compared to a Star Wars blockbuster, drawing attention to the actor's potential to have appeared in a "galaxy far, far away." It is revealed that Hunnam had a close encounter with the Star Wars universe when he almost landed the iconic role of Anakin Skywalker, the Jedi Knight who ultimately succumbs to the dark side and becomes Darth Vader.

However, the role eventually went to Hayden Christensen, leaving Hunnam to reflect on his missed opportunity.nnIn a recent interview, Hunnam disclosed details about his meeting with George Lucas, the creator of the Star Wars saga. Although he couldn't recall all the specifics of the conversation, Hunnam admitted that meeting Lucas was a significant moment in his career.

He shared, "I don't remember everything in detail, but I did have a conversation with George. That's I think it's quite special, because I don't think it affects that many actors." Reflecting on the audition process, Hunnam revealed that he was one of the top contenders for the role of Anakin Skywalker, along with two or three other actors.

Despite being in the running for the coveted role, Hunnam's nerves got the best of him during the audition, leading to an uncomfortable conversation with Lucas.nnHunnam recalled feeling extremely nervous during his meeting with Lucas, describing it as an unsettling experience. He expressed, "I was extremely nervous.

I remember it was a very uncomfortable conversation. When I left I thought: 'Well, at least I can forget about that role.' And I was right.

Sometimes it just doesn't feel like a good fit." Despite his disappointment, Hunnam expressed gratitude for the opportunity to have been considered for such an iconic role in the Star Wars universe. Although he did not ultimately land the role of Anakin Skywalker, the experience remains a memorable moment in his career.

nnAs Hunnam prepares to take on a leading role in Rebel Moon, he continues to captivate audiences with his versatile acting skills and captivating performances. While his brush with the Star Wars universe may have been brief, Hunnam's talent and dedication to his craft continue to earn him recognition in the entertainment industry. With Rebel Moon poised to make waves in the world of science fiction, fans eagerly anticipate seeing Hunnam's portrayal in Snyder's epic film.

Whether in a galaxy far, far away or on the distant moon of Rebel, Charlie Hunnam's star continues to rise in Hollywood.