Charlie Hunnam has never been shy about engaging fans, but he took things to new level this past week. While filming for a new project in Australia, the Sons of Anarchy alum has taken selfies and chatted with fans all over the place. The actor has been spotted in bars, offices and stores in Australia – all amid rumors of his possible cameo on Mayans MC.
Fans, of course, have taken full advantage of Hunnam’s friendliness. In fact, multiple fans have shared snapshots of themselves posing with Hunnam, including a couple who met the actor while they were planning their wedding in Victoria. Everyone has reported kind and happy interactions with the SOA alum, and, based on the photos, it looks like Hunnam is also having fun with fans.
Still in shock after randomly meeting @CharlieHunnam last night! So sweet, down to earth & sooo gorgeous!! Thank you for the chat & photos Charlie ? xx #CharlieHunnam #Wangaratta #RightPlaceRightTime pic.twitter.com/DGX1oSe3TU
— Renée 'P!NK' Rose (@Renaie) August 3, 2018
It isn’t clear what movie Hunnam is working on in Australia, though Pop Culture reports that the project is rumored to be about an outlaw named Ned Kelly. Hunnam is known around the world for his portrayal of Jax Teller on Kurt Sutter’s FX show, Sons of Anarchy. Sutter is currently working on spin-off for the series, called Mayans MC, which premieres on the network this fall.
Charlie Hunnam spotted by a fan during his morning walk in Milawa, Australia today! pic.twitter.com/Xz8FeCCQxf
— Hunnam & Hedlund (@HunnamHedlund) August 1, 2018
Mayans MC takes place after the events in SOA, which means Hunnam’s involvement in the show, if any, will be minimal. The spin-off is set on the border of California and Mexico and follows a prospect in the motorcycle club named Ezekiel “EZ” Reyes, played by J.D. Pardo. With Jax’s death at the end of SOA, the only way Hunnam could reprise his role would be in a flashback, a tool Sutter plans on incorporating into the new series.
Lucky fans in Wangaratta ?? with Charlie Hunnam pic.twitter.com/N3Lz0D6jvN
— Hunnam & Hedlund (@HunnamHedlund) August 2, 2018
In fact, Sutter recently revealed that Katey Sagal will return as Gemma Teller in the first season of Mayans MC. Sagal will be back in action in the form a flash back. But the only way Sutter will bring Jax back in a similar fashion is if his character plays an important part of the new story.
? New picture of Charlie Hunnam in Wangaratta,Australia
(Via realityclothingwangaratta ) pic.twitter.com/hyzRFqIx5v
— Charlie Hunnam (@CharlieHunnamFC) August 2, 2018
“For me to bring Jax back in a flashback, it would really have to be integral to the story, because otherwise it’s going to feel [cheap],” Sutter explained, adding that Gemma’s appearance does play into the larger story arc this season.
Charlie Hunnam has not commented on the possibility of him returning as Jax, though he has been open to the idea in the past. The only other Sons of Anarchy character we know for sure will be back is Emilio Rivera’s Marcus Alvarez.
Mayans MC debuts on FX Sept. 4.