3:30 PM EDT, October 22, 2013
Charlie Hunnam has finally broken his silence since dropping the bombshell that he is no longer tied down to play billionaire S&M aficionado Christian Grey in the "Fifty Shades of Grey" movie.
At an event benefiting One Heart Source Education Programs in Burbank, Calif., the "Sons of Anarchy" star told E! News how he's been doing since falling out of the pic.
"I am just really concentrating on work. It's been a really busy time," he said, adding that ""I have had some family stuff going on, so just trying to stay focused and stay positive and keep trying to do a good job at work and be with my family and stay positive."
According to E!, the British actor's father died this spring.
Hunnam is finishing season six of "Anarchy," which is confirmed to be the FX biker drama's penultimate season. Universal claimed Hunnam's "Fifty Shades" exit was due to schedule conflicts.
"When I wrap the show, I am going to go to England and see my people and then I have a film that I am doing with Guillermo [del Toro]," Hunnam explained at the event. "So I am going to go and do that and concentrate on the final seasons of 'Sons.'"
The del Toro film is horror thriller "Crimson Peak,"which set to shoot in early 2014. Hunnam also starred in del Toro's mega-budget "Pacific Rim."
Dakota Johnson is still slated to play the "Fifty Shades" female lead, Anastasia Steele. Variety previously reported that, despite Hunnam's fallout, the film is expected to make its August 1 release date.