Charlie Hunnam


Charlie Hunnam is keeping head up after announcing he would no longer be playing Christian Grey.

The Sons of Anarchy star was "all smiles" at celebrity publicist Jennifer Betts wedding Saturday at Bacara Resort in Santa Barbara, Calif. as he gave a toast to the bride and groom, a source tells E! News.

Earlier in the day, Universal Pictures revealed Hunnam stepped away from the coveted role in the upcoming Fifty Shades of Grey due to scheduling conflicts.

"The filmmakers of Fifty Shades of Grey and Charlie Hunnam have agreed to find another male lead given Hunnam's immersive TV schedule which is not allowing him time to adequately prepare for the role of Christian Grey," Universal Pictures and Focus Features said in a joint statement obtained by E! News.

"I wish Charlie all the best. x," Fifty Shades author E.L. James tweeted shortly after the news broke.

Hunnam was reportedly supposed to begin production on the film with his co-star Dakota Johnson in Vancouver Nov. 5.

-Reporting by Brett Malec

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