Charlie Hunnam was at CinemaCon to debut new footage from his long-awaited “King Arthur” film, directed by Guy Ritchie, but it’s the actor’s ‘first time in Vegas’ tale that has everyone talking.
The actor recalled his “terrible, painful” marriage to Katharine Towne, whom he knew for less than a month after meeting at a “Dawson’s Creek” audition.
“We had fallen madly in love and it was the first time I had ever been in love,” Hunnam recalls. “I had to leave to go back to England, and we thought, ‘What if we never see each other again?”
Obviously the answer was marriage, so the pair eloped in Vegas.
“We came to Vegas, but I couldn’t even get a drink so I didn’t think I was going to actually be able to get married,” the former “Sons of Anarchy” star remembers. In Vegas, however, where there’s a will (or an Elvis-themed wedding chapel) there’s a way.
“At 2 o’clock in the morning, we ended up getting married,” the 36-year-old says. “So that was that.”
Now the saying usually goes, What happens in Las Vegas, stays in Vegas but in Charlie’s case, his time in Vegas led to “three terrible years. Three terrible, painful, expensive years.”
The silver lining? “I got the cats at the end of it, so that was good. There was a small victory.”
When he wasn’t spilling about his quickie marriage, Hunnam was sharing how social media ruined David Beckham’s brilliant surprise celebrity cameo in the film! Watch below.
“King Arthur: Legend of the Sword” hits theatres May 12, check out the trailer below.