Mr. Robot's Rami Malek Hit Up Sons Of Anarchy's Charlie Hunnam To See How He Let Go Of Jax Teller

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As fans are sadly aware, Mr. Robot is winding down. The series will end with its fourth season. This puts Mr. Robot's star in a position many actors have been before: on the verge of saying goodbye. Rami Malek revealed that he reached out to Sons of Anarchy's Charlie Hunnam regarding his exit. Malek said:

When Sam broke the news to me, it was a little unsettling, because I love playing this character and I absolutely adore working with Sam Esmail. He is a consummate professional and the ultimate collaborator. We will be making television and film together until the day we die. Having said that, it's sad, because this has been such a special and indelible part of my life. I got to grow with this character. I talked to Aaron Paul about when he left Breaking Bad. It was really, really hard for him to walk away from that. I talked to Charlie Hunnam about leaving Sons of Anarchy and how difficult that was for him as well. I have to just prepare myself for what the end of this year will be like. I know Sam is going to be put me through the wringer again, so maybe I'll be so exhausted by the end of it that I'll be ready to move on.

Talk about a wise move! Rami Malek opened up about chatting with Charlie Hunnam in an interview with IndieWire. Picking Hunnam's brain was a good choice because Hunnam knows all about saying goodbye to a long-running character. Hunnam bid adieu to Jax Teller four years ago in 2014, when Sons of Anarchy came to an end. Hunnam played the mega-popular character for seven seasons.

Based on what Rami Malek said, it sounds like it was difficult to imagine leaving the character behind. Mr. Robot premiered in the summer of 2015. A year after, Sons of Anarchy came to an end. Rami Malek has had a taste of what it has been like without Mr. Robot. The show last aired in 2017. He has remained busy though.

He plays Freddie Mercury in Bohemian Rhapsody, the new biopic of the Queen frontman. Speaking of movies, Rami Malek and Charlie Hunnam have something else in common. Along with saying goodbye to long-running characters, the two co-starred in the 2017 film Papillon.

Rami Malek also discussed the impending end of his time on Mr. Robot with Aaron Paul. The Breaking Bad star said goodbye to Jesse Pinkman in 2013. Paul played Jesse for five seasons. Out of the group, Charlie Hunnam played his Sons of Anarchy character the longest.

There is positive news for Rami Malek fans hoping Mr. Robot will not be his last television show. In his interview, Malek expressed his affinity for the television medium. He also shared that the producers of Bohemian Rhapsody watching him in Mr. Robot led to him landing the role. So, while his days as Mr. Robot are running out, his time on TV sounds far from over.

A lot of shows are getting ready to come to an end. So, Rami Malek will not be alone in sifting through his feelings. At this point, actors may want to consider setting up some sort of support group to help them work through it. Mr. Robot is one of many series that will be over by the time 2019 ends.

Game of Thrones and The Big Bang Theory are among other series that will be bidding farewell to their devoted audience. Like most things, it will take time to move on. The fourth and final season of Mr. Robot will premiere sometime in 2019. While fans await the bittersweet end in sight, there is lots of new fall television to keep them occupied.

Britt Lawrence

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