37 Priceless Charlie Hunnam Quotes

Charlie Hunnam is an English actor best known for his roles in Sons of Anarchy. Discovered in a shoe shop at the age of 17, Hunnam entered into his career of modeling and acting. With a successful career at such a young age, here is a look at some of the most notable Charlie Hunnam quotes ever documented.

“Acting is never really effortless, at least not for me. It requires a massive amount of work. But, there’s definitely an added level of having to just create the whole thing again, every time. It’s also a very exciting thing, to do that.”

“And I just want to work with good directors and good people.”

“Being at the mercy of the acting profession, in the early days of one’s career, is really brutal and feels like you have no control over your life, at all.”

“Everybody, at some point in their life, has fallen down and not felt like getting back up, but you have to, no matter how difficult it is.”

“Good roles are hard to come by, and whether they’re a few lines or a lead, you snap ’em up when they come along.”

“I always think it’s better to take a smaller role in a great film rather than a leading role in something that you don’t have complete faith in.”


“I always think that the ability to fight and defend oneself is a skill that every man should have but endeavour never to use, you know?”

“I bought a house, and I’ve been decorating it.”

“I don’t just look at things as an actor. I’ve also written several films, so I look at it as a storyteller and I know if something worked and should have been in there for the benefit of the story and the benefit of the character.”

“I find aspects of the industry tedious and hard to manage.”

“I get invited to literally every single movie premiere that’s going on.”

“I got expelled from high school, and then did my exams from home. I decided, through that experience, that I was going to expediate my plan and didn’t go to university.”

“I have too many control issues, so it just is not good for me to go and watch a film, too soon after I make it.”

“I realise few people get to live the life they always wanted, but I’m so neurotic, I don’t really think about it. I’m too busy thinking, ‘I hope I don’t screw up my next scene.”

“I was a little bit wary of playing Nicholas. In the script, which I think is true of the novel and the film, he’s the only character not singing and dancing in a musical style. Playing someone who is the personification of good is a little difficult.”

“I was a slightly melancholy child and I think films were a way of escaping for me.”

“If I went to them all dressed up and flashed a nice smile for the cameras it would probably be easier for me to get work. But I just can’t tolerate it.”

“If I’d seen a grown man beating a crippled boy, of course I’d intervene. If my father died and left my mother destitute, it’s your instinct to take care of her.”

“I’m happy being an actor, it’s what I have always wanted to do. I’m just lucky I got to do it so early.”

“I’m reading scripts, desperately wanting to work. I’ve set a couple of things up for next year.”

“I’m usually the guy who knocks everyone out in order to get the girl.”

“In a work capacity I’m only interested in acting and producing.”

“In the early part of your career you are always compared with somebody until you can stand on your own two feet.”

“It always seemed to me like it was a significant thing to do with one’s life to be an actor ’cause I love movies and I felt like, not to be grandiose about it, but there is something important about film with the function it provides to general society.”

“It could be my downfall, but I don’t think it is – Hollywood is run on perception, and if you stray off the path of what you want to do with your career, it’s suicide.”

“It’s always difficult to really sum up exactly why a relationship works.”

“It’s generally more fun playing the villain.”

“It’s hard to smoke a pipe, and it’s actually kind of brutal. It burns your mouth and your throat, and to keep it lit.”

“Most people that work in [show] business, if they’re not gypsies by nature, become gypsies, just because of the reality of this business.”

“My philosophy about the whole thing is that awards are like gifts: it’s lovely to receive them, and it is very bad form to covet them.”

“No, I do a bunch of things to entertain myself. I paint, I make music, I take photographs.”

“So I try not to do press and if you can keep the balance of keeping a certain degree of anonymity and do interesting work then you can hope for a degree of career longevity.”

“Television is all about sound. You’ll never get a moment of silence unless there’s something really extraordinary going on, on screen, visually.”

“The truth of the matter is the real industry is in LA and the cream of the talent is there.”

“They say that theater is the actor’s medium, television is the writer’s medium and film is the director’s medium, and it’s really true.”

“To fight monsters, we created monsters of our own.”

“You go through this business and you meet people that you bond with, and you get to go make movies with them. It’s wonderful. What I’ve always dreamt of, in my career, is to have a brotherhood of collaborators, and go in and out of working with them. I’m just starting to get that, and it’s really lovely.”

Here is an up close and personal interview with Charlie Hunnam as he discusses his passion project with Geeking Out.

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