Charlie Hunnam’s love letter to girlfriend
Charlie Hunnam’s latest movie was a “love letter” to his girlfriend.
The 36-year-old actor had promised to write to Morgana McNeils, his partner of 12 years, when he was filming scenes for ‘Lost Cities of Z’ in Colombia but was let down by the mail system and so he has dedicated his performance in the movie to her.
He said: “We went to Colombia and the mail system doesn’t really work very well. It’s completely unreliable. I received a letter from her and I realised from the tone of it and things she was saying that she hadn’t received the two letters I sent before.
“I then just stopped writing to her altogether which obviously makes me sound like a total bastard. Appropriately so, but I was very apologetic.
“I bought her an emerald when I returned home from Colombia, because it’s the place of emeralds. But I think she was offended I brought that up because it felt reductive to her of that real sacrifice she had made for this, which was enormous.
“I almost hate going to see films I’ve been in for the first time. But this was a different experience. I took my girlfriend with me, and she watched it and recognised that it was both an apology, a recognition and a love letter to her. We were making it for our loved ones.”
And now filming is over, Charlie is keen to spend more time with Morgana.
He added to the Sunday Mirror newspaper: “I was working on Sons of Anarchy for seven of the last nine years and between every season I’d do a film.
“I was working 100 hours a week, 51 weeks a year for eight years straight. So if Morgana and I are going to start talking about children and getting married, I’m going to have to figure out a way to balance that a little bit more effectively.”