Charlie Hunnam has gotten his ass out many (many) times on Sons of Anarchy and pretended to have sex on Queer as Folk. If you Google “Charlie Hunnam sex scene“, plenty of stuff comes up. I know, I totally just walked into a boner joke there. Since Charlie has so many sex scenes on his resume, you’d think that was a sign that he really enjoys doing them. Nope.
During the same interview with Elle in which he admitted he was too traumatized to watch Fifty Shades of Grey, Charlie admits he really doesn’t like filming sex scenes. Apparently the only sex Charlie likes is the kind that he does with his girlfriend that results in a hot body.
“I try to be sensitive to the fact that we’re doing something intimate, but also keep a clear boundary. Because I’m in a very committed relationship, and I’m also cognizant that it’s not my girlfriend’s favorite part of my job. It’s a delicate balance to strike—to be emotionally open enough to have an experience that feels honest between two people but also maintain that it’s just for the film. It’s not my favorite thing to do.”
It’s not just pretending to have sex with someone that makes him recoil in horror. It’s also the thought of pressing his lips against someone else’s bacteria-covered mouth.
“I’m also a germophobe. I’ve been profoundly germophobic since I was a young child. I don’t want to kiss anyone but my girlfriend for my whole life. When I was maybe eight or nine, there was a parasite from dogs in the north of England that, if you ingested it, could turn you blind. We had a thing in schools to educate the kids about the importance of hygiene, specifically around dogs, because we had a few kids who went blind. That horrified me. The point is, everyone thinks it’s great to be an actor and get to kiss a bunch of beautiful actresses in films, but I actually hate it.”
Charlie needs to understand that unless someone uses a dog turd as a lip balm, he’s probably going to be fine kissing people. But there’s an easy solution to all of this. He just needs to request that a body pillow wrapped in green screen fabric be subbed in for all love scenes. Then they can just edit in a CGI version of his co-star in post-production. That way, Charlie gets a germ free kiss and he won’t feel guilty about pretend cheating on his girlfriend. And that way we still get to see shots of Charlie’s ass in motion. We all win, really.