King Arthur: Legend of the Sword is the anticipated action film based on the legendary King Arthur, the famed King of England. The story of Arthur has been adapted into many different iconic works such as Camelot, The Sword in the Stone, and The Knights of the Round Table. This time around, hit director Guy Ritchie (Sherlock Holmes, Snatch, The Man From U.N.C.L.E.) steps in to write, produce, and direct the film. 

Charlie Hunnaman has kept busy with the successful hit show Sons of Anarchy playing Jackson ‘Jax’ Teller, and starring in the popular Pacific Rim series as Raleigh Becket. Hunnaman fought hard for the role of Arthur after initially being told “No”. He flew to London to meet with director Guy Ritchie to discuss auditioning, to which he landed the role almost instantly. 

King Arthur: Legend of the Sword also stars Jude Law, Eric Bana, Djimon Hounsou, Freddie Fox, and Astrid Berges-Frisbey. The plot revolves around a younger Arthur who lives life with his crew in the rugged streets of England, not knowing about his true lineage. He is confronted by the powerful sword in the stone, revealing his legacy and forcing him to join the rebellion with Guinevere. He and his team attempt to defeat the evil dictator Vortigern, the man who killed his parents and stole their crown to become King. 

Film Inside’s reporter Rachel Kasuch met with Charlie Hunnaman to talk about making King Arthur. He took on a dramatic physical challenge to portray the muscular hero, training and conditioning every single day. “It’s sort of boring both the process of getting fit like that and even talking about it, but what’s more interesting is the psychological benefit of it. When you’re playing someone who is supposed to be feared… acting is about as much honesty as possible.” Hunnaman also discusses the filming process, landing the role, and more. To see what Hunnaman has to say about King Arthur: Legend of the Sword, watch the exclusive video interview with Film Inside below. 

King Arthur opens in theaters everywhere May 12, 2017.

Check out the exclusive video interview with Charlie Hunnaman below: