Speaking to Entertainment Tonight, Garfield revealed that he had been “desperate” to join the franchise early in his career and had auditions for the part of Prince Caspian.
“I remember I was so desperate. I audition for Prince Caspian in ‘The Chronicles of Narnia‘ and I thought, ‘This could be it, this could be it’,” he 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 added that “under [his] incessant nagging” his agent eventually told him: “‘It’s because they don’t think you’re handsome enough, Andrew.’”
Andrew Garfield was *nearly* cast as Prince Caspian in 'The Chronicles of Narnia'—but was told he wasn't handsome enough. ? pic.twitter.com/j3qQKydblj
— Entertainment Tonight (@etnow) January 10, 2022