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Charlie Hunnam Says Djimon Hounsou Kicked Major Ass On The ‘King Arthur’ Set

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Charlie Hunnam is  going from the “Sons of Anarchy” to the “Son of a King” in the new Guy Ritchie flick King Arthur: Legend of the Sword.

As one might imagine, Hunnam is kicking some major butt in the action-packed film based on the Arthurian Legend, but surprisingly, he’s not the only one.

According to Hunnam, his co-star Djimon Hounsou is a beast at sword fighting and kicked some major ass — on and off the screen.

“One day I walked in the stunt room to do some rehearsal and the stunt men were all smashed to pieces,” laughed Hunnam. “Guys were limping and holding their arms and they just looked like they had been in a cage fight or something, and I was like, ‘What happened?’ and they were like, ‘Djimon.'”

Hunnam added, “Apparently he’s formidable to shoot those scenes with and, while he is a good swordsman, he doesn’t pull any punches. I was very happy I didn’t have to fight Djimon.”

In the film, Hounsou plays Sir Bedivere, a helpful advisory and friend to King Arthur, and he told us he was happy to see Hollywood embracing diversity when casting the film.

“The call came in, I spoke to Guy Ritchie, I was thrilled,” explained the 53-year-old actor. “It was about King Arthur, I was extra thrilled because I thought this is a place where my kind doesn’t really exist and here I am a part of the making of this king.”

King Arthur: Legend of the Sword hits theaters May 12.

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