Andrew Garfield Claims He Lost a Role in Chronicles of Narnia For Not Being 'Handsome Enough'

Published January 12th, 2022 - 08:53 GMT
Ben Barnes ended up getting the role
Ben Barnes ended up getting the role
Andrew Garfield Reveals Why Disney Cast Ben Barnes & Not Him in 'Chronicles of Narnia'

By Alexandra Abumuhor

Andrew Garfield opened up about his early career days on Entertainment Tonight.

The actor revealed he was desperate to join Disney's 'Chronicles of Narnia' movies, and he auditioned for the part of Prince Caspian but got turned down.

“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.”

Andrew then found out the rough truth for why he got turned down, as he continued ' “Why not me? She (his agent) eventually just broke under my incessant nagging and she was like, ‘It’s because they don’t think you’re handsome enough, Andrew,'” Garfield said, before praising Barnes in the job he did. “Ben Barnes is a very handsome, talented man, so in retrospect, I’m not unhappy with the decision and I think he did a beautiful job.”

Andrew will next be seen in the miniseries Under The Banner Of Heaven, and will reportedly take the lead in Luca Guadagnino’s upcoming remake of Brideshead Revisited.

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