Sexercise advocate Charlie Hunnam isn’t one of those humblebragging, false modesty types when it comes to his physical attractiveness. You know the ones. When someone extremely good-looking is all “oh, I really hate my ankles” and you and your fupa want to choke the life out of them? That’s not Charlie. He’s hot, he’s got a movie to sell (The Lost City of Z) and he can acknowledge that you want to do him. It’s not always helpful, though, to have people constantly throwing their panty-wrapped phone numbers at you. (He sure didn’t like it when I did it. I’d like those back please, Chuck.)
In an interview with Roxane Gay for InStyle, Charlie spoke on what it’s like looking like you were Photoshopped by God.
Asked if being a sex symbol is ever limiting, Hunnam responds with considerable self-awareness. “It’s both collateral damage and a huge opportunity. I mean, it’s a visual medium, and it makes it a lot easier to get roles if you’re a little easier on the eyes. But the reality is you get on set and every scene is a challenge to make work.”
Charlie also notes that he’s often seen as just a pretty face. And bulging biceps. And the tightest, roundest ass… where was I? (Pardon my Blanche Deveraux-level horny sex fugue.)
Eventually he says, “I try not to think about that too much because I’m just attempting to shape my own perception of myself and feel confident in my own identity. But people recognize that I have some real ability and have demonstrated that. There will probably be those that still relegate me to being a pretty boy.”
Hopefully he’ll someday be able to overcome the burden of being extremely beautiful. And if Charlie was unaware that he was hot before, he certainly knew it by the end of the interview. Because Ms. Gay writes about him like she was ready to lose her pants and mount him right there in the deli in which they were speaking. I feel you, fellow Gay!
In person, Charlie Hunnam is pensive and brutally handsome, with a chiseled face and piercing eyes.
As a reasonably successful actor and incredibly attractive man, he doesn’t need more notice than he already gets. He’s so suave and engaged throughout our conversation, I decide that either he’s being genuine or he’s an even better actor than I thought. The English accent also doesn’t hurt.
It’s refreshing to hear him talk openly about his obvious physical beauty.
I admire her for putting it right out there. I also admire her for refraining from any mention of “panty pudding,” which is an oft-used Dlisted term with which I have never been able to come to terms. *shudder*