Charlie Hunnam beard
While Sons of Anarchy's Opie (Ryan Hurst) came across a grisly, head-exploding demise at the hands of prison inmates while protections - and three fellow SAMCRO members - viewed early in the day this season, the cast said good-bye into character in an even more symbolic way.
"in the event that you wanna see a small grouping of cultivated guys crying like children, there's a video you can watch, " Charlie Hunnam, who plays Jax on FX biker drama, informed The Hollywood Reporter while promoting their new film Deadfall.
"90 days after he'd finished shooting Sons, he nevertheless had not cut his beard off, in which he hadn't shaved in 5 1/2 many years since he got the part of Opie. He previouslyn't shaved as soon as, " said Hunnam. "it had been a catharsis that we all required for him to eliminate that beard and for all of us to simply allow Opie die."
Before taking a razor to Hurst's face, the cast chipped in on an oversized samurai sword as a parting present for the actor. "Many samurai swords are 38 ins; this really is a 44-inch blade - an oversized sword - in which he's 6-foot-6, so it was ideal for him, " explained Hunnam.
Inside video, published by Entertainment Weekly last week, Mark Boone Junior (who plays Bobby Munson on SOA) makes the very first cut to Hurst's lengthy beard, while Hunnam measures in right after with tears in his eyes.
"This has some importance, " stated Hunnam, "because that is what a samurai would do after their particular job; they would simply take their sword and cut their particular topknot to signify the end of their life as a warrior."