‘The Gentlemen’: The 1 Thing Matthew McConaughey Got to Keep But Charlie Hunnam Didn’t; Called It ‘Absolutely Infuriating’

The new Guy Ritchie film The Gentlemen is getting a lot of great buzz thanks to the all-star cast and the exciting plot. This crime comedy is a fast-paced romp documenting American ex-pat Mickey Pearson (Matthew McConaughey) as he retires from his marijuana empire. As he attempts to pass down his legacy, plenty of former associates come forward to grab a piece of the profitable gig.

The Gentlemen stars plenty of big-name players such as Charlie Hunnam, Henry Golding, Michelle Dockery, Jeremy Strong, Eddie Marsan, Colin Farrell, and Hugh Grant. But it turns out not all of them were treated equally on set. For example, there’s one very interesting item that McConaughey got to keep that Hunnam didn’t, which led to a little bit of co-star jealousy.

Charlie Hunnam and Matthew McConaughey
Charlie Hunnam and Matthew McConaughey | Cindy Ord/Getty Images for SiriusXM

‘The Gentlemen’ is action-packed and hilarious

Audiences are most delighted to find that The Gentlemen is quite funny. The Washington Post reported that Guy Ritchie fans will be delighted to see him “return to what he does best: a funny, violent, rambunctious shaggy-dog story of a crime caper featuring an ensemble cast studded with colorful characters played by name actors.”

One reviewer agreed, saying the film was, “Funny, clever, gritty, funny, intelligent, entertaining, did I mention its funny? Like, really really funny?”

The humor and language may be crude, but for the subject matter, it fits well. The Gentlemen is a joy to watch.

McConaughey got to keep his custom-tailored suits

Plenty of actors get their pick of wardrobe during filming. But for McConaughey’s starring role in The Gentlemen, he got to wear custom-tailored suits that he was allowed to keep later.

“I got away with it. A lot of the suits,” McConaughey admitted during a roundtable, as reported by Hola. “They were custom made for me. They were bad ass. I was like, ‘Those aren’t going to fit anyone else. Those don’t need to go in the wax museum. I’m taking them home.’ I got like eight of those.”

But even though the star upgraded his wardrobe post-filming, not everyone on the cast had the same privileges.

Charlie Hunnam was furious that McConaughey got to keep the wardrobe

Clearly Sons of Anarchy star Charlie Hunnam wasn’t offered the same perks in his supporting role, and he wasn’t too pleased to hear his co-star got to keep so many custom suits.

“That was absolutely infuriating to hear because I went shopping with Guy [Ritchie] to buy my wardrobe, and it was promised to me on more than one occasion that I would get to keep it all,” Hunnam said. “And then at the end I wasn’t able to keep anything and now, I actually went out and bought myself the suit that I’m wearing in that poster because I liked it so much.”

‘The Gentlemen’ can cure your winter blues

Fancy suits or not, Hunnam is proud of his efforts with The Gentlemen and even broke his tradition of never watching himself on screen to join the audience at a screening.

“I’m actually going to go on opening night and take a couple of my pals and my girlfriend, and we’re just going to go see it with a real audience,” Hunnam said during the roundtable.

Will he be wearing one of the suits he bought himself? There’s a good chance he will!