Andrew Garfield claims he lost a major movie role because he wasn’t “good-looking enough”

Andrew Garfield has claimed he lost a major movie role because producers didn’t think he was “good-looking enough”.

The British actor – who just won a Golden Globe for his performance in the Netflix musical Tick, Tick… ​​Boom! – revealed that before he found worldwide fame in The Amazing Spider-Man, he had tried to play a role in Disney’s adaptation of the Chronicles of Narnia novel, Prince Caspian.

“I remember I was so desperate,” Andrew told Entertainment Tonight. “I auditioned for Prince Caspian in The Chronicles of Narnia and I was like, ‘This could be this, this could be this.”

He then recalled that he was satisfied with the last two actors for the role, but that he ended up losing to “this handsome and brilliant actor Ben Barnes”.

“I think it was up to me and him, and I remember I was obsessed,” he explained.

Andrew said after constantly ‘harassing’ his agent for comments on why he lost the role, “she said, ‘It’s because they think you’re not handsome enough, Andrew’ ”.

Ben Barnes as Prince Caspian

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“Ben Barnes is a very handsome and talented man,” he added. “So in retrospect, I’m not unhappy with the decision and I think he did a great job.”

Following his Golden Globes victory, Andrew is being tipped for an Oscar nomination for his portrayal of musical theater writer Jonathan Larson in Tick, Tick… ​​Boom !.

It would be his second nod, after being recognized by the Film Academy for his Hacksaw Ridge in 2016.

Andrew will next be seen in the Under The Banner Of Heaven miniseries, and would head the upcoming remake of Brideshead Revisited by Luca Guadagnino.


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