Now, is it just us, or does that seem like a scarily small amount of money to pay someone playing one of the most hyped characters of the past decade?
Charlie might be a relatively unknown actor, but is that all the recompense he gets for stripping, butt naked in a film about a man who likes to tie up his ladies in a 'Red Room of Pain'?
So, our question is simple. Would you get naked in public for $125,000 (that's roughly £78,000 btw)?
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Although the Twittersphere reacted angrily to Charlie's casting, the masses seem to agree that Charlie should have had another couple of zeros added to that cheque...
Not seriously, really? RT @smexybooks Per US Weekly, Charlie Hunnam was only going to get paid $125,000 for 50 Shades. I would have left too— Angela James (@angelajames) October 17, 2013
Lol how do u expect charlie hunnam to do 50 shades of grey for 125,000?— Ramsey (@yattybones) October 17, 2013
33-year-old Charlie's official reason for dropping out of the movie is scheduling issues because of his successful TV series, Sons of Anarchy. But sources have come out of the woodwork to say that Charlie clashed with Sam Taylor-Wood and the creative team, who refused to consider his script amendments and suggestions.
And then there's the salary issue. Is $125,000 the price they think Charlie's body is worth, because, let's face it, he would have had to show a fair bit of it to play Christian Grey!
If you were in Charlie's position, would you have accepted £78,000 to let millions of people across the globe see your naked body? We've all got a 'fantasy price'...you know, the amount someone would have to pay you to run round the city centre in your birthday suit.
A quick whip-round at Handbag HQ suggests we wouldn't take our tights off for less than one million. But then there's the question of what you consider to be a life changing amount of money?! Aaaahhh, so much to consider.
One thing's for sure, the next handsome male who takes the role will ask for a substantial raise.
Do you think Charlie should have been offered more money?
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