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Andrew Garfield says he was told he was not “handsome enough” for the role of “Narnia”

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Andrew Garfield may be one of Hollywood’s most sought-after stars these days, but even he has had a few professional setbacks on his rise to the top.

The “Spider-Man: No Way Home” actor recently recalled being skipped for the title role in “The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian” in 2008 – and being told it had to do with it. with its appearance.

“I remember I was so desperate. I auditioned for Prince Caspian in ‘The Chronicles of Narnia’ and I was like, ‘This could be this, this could be this, “Garfield told Entertainment Tonight in an interview that aired this weekend.” And this handsome, brilliant actor Ben Barnes ended up getting the part, I think it was because of me and him, and I remember I was obsessed.

Watch Andrew Garfield’s “Entertainment Tonight” interview below.

After hearing about the casting snub, Garfield said he pressed his agent for an explanation. “She ended up collapsing under my relentless harassment,” he explained, “and she thought to herself,“ It’s because they don’t think you’re handsome enough, Andrew. “”

These days, Garfield is enjoying a career renaissance. On Sunday, he received the Golden Globe for Best Actor in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy for his portrayal of composer Jonathan Larson in “Tick, Tick … BOOM!” from Netflix. And although he initially denied his involvement in “Spider-Man: No Way Home,” he and Tobey Maguire are reprising their web-sling roles in the Marvel blockbuster, which opened in theaters last month.

And Garfield has no resentment towards Barnes. Describing the ‘Shadows and Bone’ actor as ‘a very good looking and talented man,’ he said, ‘In retrospect, I’m not unhappy with the decision, and I think he did a magnificent job.’

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