Charlie Hunnam says McGregor inspires his role in King Arthur: Legend of the Sword.
While I was playing Arthur, I thought an enormous amount about Conor McGregor, the reigning lightweight champion of the UFC. His attitude is ‘There is no opponent. I am fighting myself in the octagon. It’s only me and my own fears and the execution of my own ability that is going to win or lose a fight for me.”
Hunnam gives an interview to Flare magazine. He talks about his childhood and projects he’s working on.
There was a loneliness to growing up like that. I had to fill up my days and create a life for myself, which forced me to use my imagination and cultivate a dream of what I wanted my life to be. I don’t think I would have pursued my career in film with quite as much vigour had I not had those years for it to become concrete in my mind that this is the only thing I want to do.