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Andrew Garfield Reveals Why He Lost The Most Iconic Role Of Prince Caspian In Narnia

Andrew Garfield revealed that he was 'not unhappy with the decision in retrospect' but later sweetly noted that Barnes 'did a beautiful job'.

Andrew Garfield has recently got candid about the most iconic role in which he was almost. The spider-Man star revealed that he was almost cast as Prince Caspian in 2008’s The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian, however lost out on the role to Westworld star Ben Barnes because he wasn’t considered ‘handsome enough’.

The oscar-nominated actor Garfield explained that he was ‘desperate’ for the role and after hearing it had gone to Barnes, he ‘incessantly nagged’ his agent in search of answers. During a new interview, Garfield shared, “I auditioned for Prince Caspian and I thought, ”This could be it, this could be it.” And that handsome, brilliant actor Ben Barnes ended up getting the role.”

However, talking to ET, he added, “I think it was down to me and him, and I remember I was obsessed. She (Garfield’s agent) eventually broke under my nagging and was like ”It’s because they don’t think you’re handsome enough, Andrew.'” However, the star added that he’s ‘not unhappy with the decision in retrospect’ and sweetly noted that Barnes ‘did a beautiful job’.

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The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian followed on from 2005’s Narnia film and was based on C. S. Lewis’ famous fantasy novel about a magical land hidden inside a wardrobe. Currently, Barnes, who was 26 when he filmed The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian, is best known for starring as Logan Delos in Westworld and The Darkling in the Netflix series Shadow and Bone.

Meanwhile, Garfield’s candid confession comes two days after he bagged a Golden Globe for Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture, Comedy, or Musical in Tick, Tick… Boom!. Elsewhere, the award-winning star recently revealed that he and Spider-Man actor Tobey Maguire snuck into an opening night screening of No Way Home, the latest installment in the web-slinging franchise starring Tom Holland.

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