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Andrew Garfield Denied Role As He “Wasn’t Handsome Enough”




Andrew Garfield says he missed out on a role in The Chronicles of Narnia franchise because the casting team thought he “wasn’t handsome enough”.

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.’”

Though obviously disappointed to have missed out on the role, Garfield went on to soar into stardom as the titular superhero in The Amazing Spider-Man and The Amazing Spider-Man 2.


He reprised his character in the recently released Spider-Man: No Way Home, which saw both his and Tobey Maguire’s incarnations of the hero join Tom Holland.

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