Sons of Anarchy ran from 2008 through 2014, and Charlie Hunnam remained an audience favorite throughout the entire run. But what happened to him after the last episode? It seems like Hunnam hasn’t been quite the same since Sons of Anarchy ended.
Moving on from a role after a beloved TV shows ends is never easy for an actor, especially when they’ve been playing that character for several years. For Hunnam, saying goodbye to Jax Teller was difficult. In fact, the way he describes the experience makes it sound as though he went through a bit of a grieving process.
Hunnam was overwhelmingly nostalgic for his time on Sons of Anarchy, and he admitted that he would make up excuses to visit the set and relive his days on the show. He told Glamour,
“I knew the security guards and for a couple of days said, ‘Oh, I forgot something.’ So they’d let me onto the set, and I’d just walk around at night because I wanted to be in that environment and go through a personal process of saying goodbye.”
For six years, Hunnam knew that he had a secure paycheck as Jax Teller. But once the show finished its run, he was responsible for making big decisions about his next career-defining move, and he felt very intimidated by the process. Keep watching the video to see why Charlie Hunnam was never the same after Sons of Anarchy!
Trouble moving on | 0:13
Worrying about work | 0:49
Changing his image | 1:30
Martial arts master | 2:04
New outlook | 2:48