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Charlie Hunnam discusses strained working relationship with co-star Robert Pattinson

by Sharnaz Shahid

They worked together on the set of new biopic The Lost City Of Z. But in a new interview, Charlie Hunnam has revealed that he and his co-star Robert Pattinson didn't have the best of working relationships behind the cameras. In the upcoming period drama, the Sons Of Anarchy star, 36, plays the lead role of Col Percival Fawcett, while British actress Sienna Miller portrays his on-screen wife Nina Fawcett and Robert plays the part of Henry Costin.

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Charlie Hunnam has talked about his strained working relationship with Robert Pattinson

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"I had a couple of rehearsal sessions with Sienna, but I didn't spend any time with Tom [Holland] or Robert," Charlie told Screen Daily. "I wanted these relationships to evolve naturally on screen. Through the work, I don't think I said more than ten words to Robert off camera." He added: "I didn't know if he was just 'in that zone' or if he genuinely didn't like me. There was a real distance between us. But it creates the right dynamic on screen. He's reached out to me subsequently, making overtures for us to be friends now, so I think it was about the work." The big screen adaptation of the David Grann's 2009 book, tells the true story of Col Fawcett - a legendary British explorer - who disappeared along with his son in 1925 while searching for an ancient city in Brazil.

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"I don't think I said more than ten words to Robert off camera," he revealed

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Elaborating his work ethics further, Charlie explained: "I wanted to be away from everybody, in a scaled back version of living as much as possible. They found this tiny hotel for me that was basically like little huts in the jungle where I could be by myself. I was so engaged in this process of no emails, no phone - I didn’t speak to the rest of the outside world during the duration of the shooting. When we started shooting the explorations, the others wanted to stay in my hotel, but I couldn’t break the [silent] spell. I just avoided them in the lunch room."