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Andrew Garfield was ‘desperate’ to join Chronicles of Narnia; didn’t land Price Caspian role as he was not ‘handsome enough’

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Andrew Garfield is currently enjoying the record-breaking success of Spider-Man: No Way Home, which marks the third time the Oscar-nominated actor has played the web-slinger on the big screen. The actor recently revealed that he was "obsessed" with landing the role of Prince Caspian early in his career.

Andrew Garfield was 'desperate' to join Chronicles of Narnia; didn't land Price Caspian role as he was not 'handsome enough'

Andrew Garfield told Entertainment Tonight that he was “desperate” to join Disney’s Chronicles of Narnia franchise as Prince Caspian when he was starting out in Hollywood, but the casting team allegedly thought Garfield just didn’t have the right look. “I remember I was so desperate. I auditioned for Prince Caspian in ‘The Chronicles of Narnia’ and I thought, ‘This could be it, this could be it,'” Garfield said. “And that handsome, brilliant actor Ben Barnes ended up getting the role. I think it was down to me and him, and I remember I was obsessed.”

Garfield went to his agent after he lost the role and asked, “Why not me? She eventually just broke under my incessant nagging and she was like, ‘It’s because they don’t think you’re handsome enough, Andrew.'”

“Ben Barnes is a very handsome, talented man,” Garfield added. “So in retrospect, I’m not unhappy with the decision and I think he did a beautiful job.”

Around the time, the first two Chronicles of Narnia films were being made and released, Andrew Garfield was getting his acting started with an acclaimed lead role in John Crowley’s 2007 drama Boy A and supporting turns in Lions for Lambs and The Other Boleyn Girl.

The actor’s back-to-back turns in 2010 dramas Never Let Me Go and The Social Network acted as his international breakthrough, and it was in 2012 that he made his Spider-Man debut in Sony’s The Amazing Spider-Man.

Meanwhile, there's a lot of Oscar buzz around Andrew Garfield for his performance in Tick Tick...Boom!

Also Read: Andrew Garfield shares how he enjoyed keeping his Spider-Man: No Way Home appearance under wraps – “I kept framing it as a game”


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