Andrew Garfield is clearly having a moment right now. Between his delightfully wholesome role in Spider-Man: No Way Home and stunning performance in tick, tick… BOOM! that opened to significant awards chatter, the actor is winning hearts across the board. It is hard to imagine any studio rejecting him given his current popularity. However, in a shocking piece of news, Garfield revealed that he was told he wasn’t “handsome enough” for a role in The Chronicles of Narnia.
First of all, how dare they be so blind to his obvious good looks and charms! But in an interview, Andrew Garfield told Entertainment Tonight (via Variety) that he was almost cast as the titular Prince Caspian in The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian (2008), a role that was ultimately essayed by Ben Barnes. “I remember I was so desperate,” the actor shared. “I auditioned for Prince Caspian in ‘The Chronicles of Narnia’ and I thought, ‘This could be it, this could be it.’ And that handsome, brilliant actor Ben Barnes ended up getting the role,” he recalled.
When he didn’t get the part he asked his agent the reason to which she said, “It’s because they don’t think you’re handsome enough, Andrew,” explained the actor. He also added that looking back, he isn’t “unhappy with the decision.”
Someone, please remind Andrew Garfield that he is handsome enough. Besides, after the tiny career setback he went on to bag a role in the award-winning film The Social Network and it has only been onwards and upwards since then. Spider-Man: No Way Home came as fresh proof of how great the actor was in The Amazing Spider-Man – he improvised one of the most emotional Spidey moments in the hit film. And tick, tick… BOOM! that saw him play RENT creator Jonathan Larson is very well on its way to earning him an Oscar nod. He already won a Golden Globe for it. So the Narnia film series missed out.
After having a gala time lying about his appearance in No Way Home, Garfield has also expressed his inclination for a comeback. Read all about it here:
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