TMZ caught up with “Sons of Anarchy” star Charlie Hunnam — roaring away on a motorcycle, naturally — and asked him what he thinks about his “Fifty Shades of Grey” replacement, Jamie Dornan, formerly of “Once Upon a Time” and “The Fall.”

Hunnam says, “I’m sure he’ll do a great job, I don’t really know his work, but I know Sam, the director, is amazing. She has fantastic taste, so I’m sure he’ll do a great job. … I’m sure she made a great choice.”

Hunnam has said the reason he dropped out was for scheduling reasons, but there have been rumors that he wasn’t sure it was the right career move. It certainly would have exposed him to a new audience, since we can’t imagine the “SOA” and “Fifty Shades” Venn diagrams having too much overlap.

But “SOA” co-star Katey Sagal says she believes him that it was a scheduling problem, as he was already scheduled to film another movie directly after “Fifty Shades.”

“Fifty Shades of Grey,” starring Dornan and Dakota Johnson, is slated for a Valentine’s Day 2015 release.

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