Charlie Hunnam Teases Possible ‘Sons Of Anarchy’ Revival As Jax Teller (Exclusive)

By Miguel A. Melendez,

Charlie Hunnam is toying with the idea of ​​the afterlife when it comes to the dangerously intelligent character he played in all seven seasons of « Sons of Anarchy. »

At the Los Angeles premiere of his new AppleTV+ series « Shantaram, » the ridiculously handsome, 42-year-old actor opened up a bit to ET’s Will Marfugi — keyword, a little — about Jackson’s possible revival. « Jax » Teller in some way, shape or form. He said it recently, and he admitted that talking about it made a lot of noise.

“Oh, did that have a bit of a pull,” Hunnam joked. But when asked if there was a concrete idea or whether the reprise of his role as Jax would come in a series or a movie, Hunnam played coy.

“I can’t, I can’t tell you. No, no,” Hunnam said with a small smile on his face. « There’s nothing I can say at all, except that if it happens, it will happen. »

For what it’s worth, Hunnam says he still has one of the motorcycles he rode all those years on the hit FX show, which aired 92 episodes from 2008 to 2014.

« I have one of the ‘Sons of Anarchy’ bikes, » Hunnam said. « I rode so hard for so long over this 10, 12 year period that I was riding all the time. I had a few close calls, and I just had an annoying voice in the back of my head that said, « Relax for a minute, » you know? So, it’s been like five years where I’ve ridden so much but I’m starting to feel the urge to get back on the bike.

It’s unclear in what capacity the English actor could reprise his role as president of the Sons of Anarchy Motorcycle Club Redwood Original, given that Jax rode his motorbike in an oncoming 18-wheeler and died during the finale of series.

Either way, Hunnam looks back on his time with the outlaw motorcycle club as the biggest television tour of his life. And, in many ways, it was that journey that brought him back to television in the AppleTV+ drama series, in which he plays escaped fugitive Lin Ford who seeks to disappear in chaotic 1980s Bombay. » Shantaram will premiere on October 14.

« I’m a big fan of long-form storytelling, » says Hunnam. « I think ‘Sons of Anarchy’ was the most satisfying and best work I’ve ever had in my career. So I was looking forward to getting back to long-form storytelling. I read the novel that this show was about. TV is based seven years ago and I became obsessed with being part of the creative team that adapted it for the screen So it’s just been a long and bloody journey to get it here We wish we’d shown you this show about five years ago, it just didn’t work out that way.

In « Shantaram » – based on the best-selling novel by Gregory David Roberts – HuNnam’s character finds himself alone in an unfamiliar town struggling to stay out of trouble. He ends up falling in love with an intriguing woman but complications quickly arise. When asked where he would go if he could pick up and start his life over as his character on the AppleTV+ series, Hunnam says he is currently going through this story with the goal of finding a better work-life balance.

“Honestly, I’m trying to do that right now. I’ve spent most of my adult life, probably the last 20 years – apart from ‘Sons [of Anarchy’], which is one of the only shows I’ve shot in LA — on the road for 10 months out of the year,” he said. “And so, I’m trying to create a better work-life balance… You know, I would love to have kids. I would like more animals. I would like to not necessarily work 100 hours a week, although I think that will be a difficult balance for me, because I am a workaholic. I get up at 4 a.m. every day, I work at 5 a.m. I usually work 5-5, seven days a week. So I probably don’t do it that much, even though I love it. So, I think it’s going to be difficult to fall back.

In 2017, Hunnam also told ET’s Lauren Zima that he was « thinking a lot » about having kids with his longtime girlfriend, Morgana McNelis.

« Not a day goes by that I don’t think of them and so does my girlfriend, » he said. “We are in the first generation that intellectualizes it rather than just following pure primal instinct.”


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