Is Andrew Garfield ugly? Some must think so since it is because of his physique that he did not get the role of Prince Caspian in the saga “Finding Narnia”. A role finally returned to Ben Barnes.
Andrew Garfield’s beautiful journey
Andrew Garfield is an actor that we no longer present. Passed in front of David Fincher’s camera for The Social Network (2010), it especially exploded among the general public with The Amazing Spider-Man (2012). By becoming the new Peter Parker (after Tobey Maguire and before Tom Holland), he opened the door to many interesting projects. He notably toured in 2016 for Mel Gibson and Martin Scorsese with You will not kill and Silence, before wearing in 2018 Under the Silver Lake. Lately he has delivered an impressive performance in Tick, Tick … Boom!, awarded the Golden Globes for Best Actor in a Musical or Comedy. Finally, he resumed the Spider-Man costume on the occasion of No Way Home.
In front of such a CV, we say to ourselves that nothing can be refused. Being able to provide great directors in front of the camera, to deliver great performances in independent cinema as in blockbusters. However, Andrew Garfield has inevitably missed some roles. Especially before being considered a star in Hollywood. This was the case for the Prince caspian in the second part of the saga The world of Narnia.
A physique that is not suitable for The world of Narnia
Indeed, as he recently revealed toEntertainment Tonight (relayed by Variety) this role escaped him. It was at the end of the 2000s and the actor had not yet played Peter Parker. Play in Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian (2008) would therefore have been a superb opportunity for him. Andrew Garfield had a strong desire to win against the other actors, but had to resign himself to Ben barnes.
I auditioned to play Prince Caspian in Chronicles of Narnia and I thought it was going to do it. But it was this handsome and brilliant actor Ben Barnes who got the job.
He goes on to explain that this failure made him anxious and that he wanted to understand what went wrong. So he insisted that his agent be told exactly why he didn’t get the part. And the reason is surprising. According to his agent, the production simply did not “not found beautiful enough“. his acting was therefore not called into question, only his physique was a problem. What put a blow to the morale of Andrew Garfield. However, the actor does not hold it against Ben Barnes:
Looking back, I’m not unhappy with the decision and think he did a magnificent job.
When we see Andrew Garfield’s career, we say to ourselves that this failure was not too damaging to him. All the more so if we compare his filmography to that of Ben Barnes – which is respectable but less glorious. Finally, we say to ourselves that if he could play the companion of Keira Knightley in Never let me go (2011), before seduce in real life Emma Stone (between 2011 and 2015), we tell ourselves that it shouldn’t be so repulsive. Your turn to judge…