‘The Chronicles of Narnia’: Andrew Garfield Was Rejected as Prince Caspian for ‘Not Being Handsome Enough’

Before becoming the second version of ‘Spider-Man’ in theaters, Andrew Garfield tried to join the franchise ‘The Chronicles of Narnia‘ as Prince Caspian.

However, the star revealed to Entertainment Tonight that he was turned down for not being considered “handsome enough” for the role, which ended up with Ben Barnes (‘Shadow and Bones’).

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For Garfield, this would be his big break into stardom, as he was at the very beginning of his career.

“I was kind of desperate to be cast in a major role and I was asked to audition for Prince Caspian, so I thought, ‘This is what I need.’ But then Ben Barnes, that gorgeous, brilliant man, ended up with the part. I think we were the only finalists.”

At the time, the star questioned his agent to know why he hadn’t gotten the role, until she answered in all sincerity.

“I kept asking, ‘But why not me? Why not me?’ And she eventually gave in to me saying, ‘It’s because they don’t think you’re good-looking enough for the part, Andrew.’

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Even though, Garfield says he didn’t feel sorry for Barnes and continues to admire his colleague’s talent.

“Like I said, Ben He is a very handsome and talented man. I was not unhappy with that decision, and I think he did an excellent job.”, he finished.

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In 2010, Barnes reprized the role in ‘The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader’, the last film in the adaptations inspired by the books by CS Lewis.

Remembering that Garfield reprized his role as Peter Parker in ‘Spider-Man: No Homecoming’.

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Directed again by Jon Watts, the list has Tom Holland, Zendaya, Benedict Cumberbatch, Marisa Tomei, J.K. Simmons, Jamie Foxx, Alfred Molina, Martin Starr e Jacob Batalon.

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