Andrew Garfield Was Told He Wasn't 'Handsome Enough' for Narnia Role

Andrew Garfield Was Told He Wasn’t ‘Handsome Enough’ for Narnia Role

Do you believe that an actor as handsome as Andrew Garfield has ever been rejected to star in a film? Yep, the 38-year-old actor turned out to have failed to play the role of Prince Caspian in 2008’s The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian filmThe role eventually fell into the hands of actor Ben Barnes, who’s said to be more handsome than Garfield.

In an interview with Entertainment Tonight, Garfield revealed that he really wanted to play the role.

“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,” said Garfield, quoted from IGN Southeast Asia, Tuesday (12/1/2022).

Andrew Garfield and Ben Barnes
Andrew Garfield (IMDb) and Ben Barnes (Wikipedia).

Garfield also said that he knew the reason why he was rejected through his agent, telling him, “It’s because they don’t think you’re handsome enough, Andrew.”

Despite not succeeding in playing Prince Caspian, Garfield said that Ben Barnes did a great job of portraying the character.

“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.”

Even so, Garfield did not give up and proved that he could be a star. He has won many awards, one of which is the prestigious Golden Globes award for his role as Jonathan Larson in the Tick, Tick… ​​Boom! film.

He also managed to impress many people with his acting chops in The Amazing Spider-Man.


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