Charlie Hunnam was named CinemaCon’s Male Star of the Year and prior to accepting the honor during the Big Screen Achievement Awards at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, he participated in a small press conference. Hunnam was chosen for the award by the National Association of Theatre Owners in support of his starring roles in two big 2017 films: King Arthur: Legend of the Sword arriving on May 12th and The Lost City of Z opening on April 21, 2017.
Hunnam discussed Arthur’s journey and how it compares to Sons of Anarchy Jax Teller’s journey over the course of seven seasons. He also talked about his career and why now is the right time for a new King Arthur tale. Check out the video for the short interview with Hunnam, but please excuse the first 10 seconds in which I prove why I’m not usually the camera person during press conferences or red carpet interviews.
The King Arthur: Legend of the Sword Plot: The King Arthur story introduces a streetwise young Arthur who runs the back alleys of Londonium with his gang, unaware of the life he was born for until he grasps hold of the sword Excalibur—and with it, his future. Instantly challenged by the power of Excalibur, Arthur is forced to make some hard choices. Throwing in with the Resistance and a mysterious young woman named Guinevere, he must learn to master the sword, face down his demons and unite the people to defeat the tyrant Vortigern, who stole his crown and murdered his parents, and become King.
The Lost City of Z Plot: Based on author David Grann’s nonfiction bestseller, The Lost City of Z tells the incredible true story of British explorer Percy Fawcett (Hunnam), who journeys into the Amazon at the dawn of the 20th century and discovers evidence of a previously unknown, advanced civilization that may have once inhabited the region. Despite being ridiculed by the scientific establishment who regard indigenous populations as “savages,” the determined Fawcett – supported by his devoted wife (Sienna Miller), son (Tom Holland) and aide de camp (Robert Pattinson) – returns time and again to his beloved jungle in an attempt to prove his case, culminating in his mysterious disappearance in 1925.
An epically-scaled tale of courage and obsession, told in Gray’s classic filmmaking style, The Lost City of Z is a stirring tribute to the exploratory spirit and those individuals driven to achieve greatness at any cost.
(Interview by Rebecca Murray. Video by Gary Murray.)