Charlie Hunnam dishes on filming the new King Arthur, working with Guy Ritchie and training to be a king.
King Arthur is the stuff of legends. And, according to Charlie Hunnam, who takes on the role of this legendary king in the new version King Arthur: Legend of the Sword, it was more than just taking on a challenging role and being part of director Guy Ritchie’s team, it was fulfilling a childhood dream.
The new tale follows the story of the famed Excalibur myth from Arthur’s journey from an ordinary man to claiming his rightful seat on the throne.
When young Arthur’s father is murdered, Vortigern (Jude Law), Arthur’s uncle, seizes the crown. Robbed of his birthright and with no idea who he truly is, Arthur comes up the hard way in the back alleys of the city. But once he pulls the sword from the stone, his life is turned upside down, and he is forced to acknowledge his true legacy whether he likes it or not.
In this interview, Hunnam talks about his childhood love of King Arthur and the tales of Excalibur, the challenges of the role and how the story will inspire you to fulfill your dreams.
King Arthur: Legend of the Sword opens on May 12, starring Charlie Hunnam, Jude Law, Astrid Bergès-Frisbey, Djimon Hounsou, Eric Bana, Aidan Gillen and Annabelle Wallis.