Charlie Hunnam’s idea of romance is talking endlessly about cleaning his house

42nd Toronto International Film Festival - 'Papillon' - Premiere

Here are some photos of Charlie Hunnam at the Toronto International Film Festival premiere of his new film, Papillon. It’s actually just a remake of the old Dustin Hoffman-Steve McQueen film, with Hunnam in the McQueen role and Rami Malek in the Hoffman role. Rami didn’t come to TIFF, likely because he’s working on that Freddie Mercury bio-pic right now. To promote the film, Hunnam returned to one his favorite topics: his girlfriend Morgana and how he treats her. We already know that Morgana should probably be considered “long-suffering” for what she puts up with from Hunnam, from the casual way he ghosts her for months while he’s working, to the way he thinks it’s “romantic” that he never makes any big gestures for her. His idea of romance is cleaning the house and then talking about it constantly because he wants credit for it.

How he keeps romance alive with Morgana after 11 years together: “I try to keep the romance on the reg. I’ve been with my girlfriend 11 years, and as anyone knows, it’s been a long-term, fully monogamous relationship that requires work, a lot of work. Before I came away to TIFF I ended up staying until 5 in the morning because I decided I was going to clean the entire house.”

He also took care of “all the grocery shopping” and “all of the laundry,” chores Hunnam says are usually “stuff that we just share and both do all the time. I thought it’d be nice for her to come home to everything immaculate and done. I put flowers in the bedroom and in the kitchen, so she came home and was happy.”

[From People]

Charlie has talked about his low-key OCD before, so hearing him talk about cleaning his house compulsively until 5 am sounds more like something he did for himself, like he couldn’t go to sleep unless his cabinets were clean. My point is that while it could be taken as a romantic gesture – I would love it if someone cleaned my house for me – he mostly did it for himself, for his own compulsions. And he also wants public credit for it, which is sort of a ladyboner-killer.

Charlie also said some words about how badly King Arthur bombed – the Guy Ritchie film cost $175 million to make, its release was pushed back a dozen times, and it ended up being one of the biggest bombs of the year. Hunnam told USA Today:

“I couldn’t be in the center of that thing and not be aware it was going horribly wrong… I was going to be a pro, and I was grateful for it and liked everyone that was involved. But I had some pretty big reservations about the end result. It didn’t reflect the movie that I thought we were making.” After the dust settled, “I had a week when I wasn’t feeling very happy. I had allowed myself to get seduced by the scope of it and the potential upside of that financial scope for what I could then parlay into creatively (producing and writing). That was the bummer for me.”

[From USA Today]

To be fair to Hunnam in this case, very little of it was his fault. I mostly put the blame on Guy Ritchie for making a really stupid version of the King Arthur legend with Game of Thrones sensibilities.

42nd Toronto International Film Festival - 'Papillon' - Premiere

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  1. Nicole says:

    I wonder if he ghosted the gf on this movie too

  2. HeidiM says:

    Big baby. Sounds like he wants credit for being ‘fully monogamous” for 11 yrs too. But we already know he hates touching strangers so not a big sacrifice for him.

  3. kNY says:

    Ooh la la, he’s speaking my language. I was up late last night cleaning as well. I have re-discovered old “How Clean Is Your House” episodes on YouTube and have put them on while I’m doing chores. Love that show.

  4. LT says:

    I know very little about this guy, but “acts of service” are a legitimate love language. No shade here because he shows his affection by doing stuff.

  5. Mia4s says:

    “I had allowed myself to get seduced by the scope of it and the potential upside of that financial scope for what I could then parlay into creatively (producing and writing). That was the bummer for me.”

    Not a big fan but I’ll give him credit; that is a very honest response from an actor on why they do blockbusters. Almost all of them do Star Wars and comic book movies (etc.), for the clout to do something else. It’s not about the art or their great passion for stormtroopers and Spider-Man. And fair enough!

    • LuckyZeGrand says:

      Eh to each his own.Personally I’m obsessed with stormtroopers and anything else that has to do with science fiction.Just because something appeals to the lowest common denominator doesn’t mean it can’t appeal to a higher one as well.
      Let’s not forget that Shakespeare was pop culture in his time.
      Besides,based on my Hunnam experience so far I’m not particularly sure he’s going to dazzle us all with a work of art.

  6. CharlieBouquet says:

    Been together 20yrs and when the Mr surprises me by cleaning the house I surprise him with a pillow muffling BJ. As for Charlie……sorry charlie, you’re only worth panty pudding as Jax. All glorious six seasons. My husband wants to be Jax when he grows up, we don’t have cable so I turn my coins into Amazon credits at coinstar, and bought one season at a time lol.

  7. Lizzie says:

    he is exhausting. i’m tired charlie. he’s so hot but seems like SO. MUCH. WORK.

    • Riley says:

      Yes Lizzie!! You summed that up SO WELL!! Personally I find him hot as hell……………………..until he talks!

  8. Reef says:

    From everything this site has featured on this man, I’ve never saw his appeal. He seems like a douche and a horrible boyfriend. Then my friend sent me a clip of one of his love scenes on SoA and I get it now.

  9. Sage says:

    I like Charlie and would like to see him succeed in the movie industry. Buuut, he should stop talking or hire a stronger publicist and new agent.

  10. CharlieBouquet says:

    Right Reef lol? I refer to it as a manopera ( soap opera for dudes) But Kurt wrote a helluvah story. I bought it for hubs than got sucked into the story line. My heart belongs to that sicko Tigg though lol.

  11. tealily says:

    Oh, Charlie! Come clean my house, plz.

  12. DesertReal says:

    He’s right. That King Arthur movie wasn’t his fault. I mean, every remake of that story has been a flop for the past…what? 30+ years? Even First Knight didn’t do well (the best version). I’m not sure how it keeps getting funding & distribution each & every time though…

  13. Georgia says:

    Eh, I don’t know ladies. He did something legit nice and to me it didn’t sound like he was fishing for compliments.