Andrew Garfield has had a pretty good year. In 2021, he played the lead role Tammy Faye’s eyes with Jessica Chastain, tick, tick … Bom!, for which he has just won the Golden Globe for Best Actor, and the highly acclaimed one Spider-Man: No Way Home, where he repeated his role as Spider-Man. He also got a shout out from the cast in his favorite series, Cobra Kai, which he was ecstatic to receive.
But Garfield has not always had such a good time getting his dream roles. In a recent interview with Entertainment tonight, the actor talked about trying out the role of Prince Caspian in Chronicles of Narnia, say:
“I remember I was so desperate. I auditioned for Prince Caspian in The Chronicles of Narnia and I thought, ‘This could be this, this could be that’. And the beautiful, brilliant actor Ben Barnes ended up get the role. I think it was up to me and him and I remember I was obsessed. “
The character appears in the second film in the series, 2008’s The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian, and again in the last film of the trilogy, the 2010s The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader. When Garfield heard he was not getting the role, he went to his agent and asked why.
“She finally broke down just under my incessant gnawing, and she said, ‘It’s because they do not think you’re handsome enough, Andrew.’ ‘Ben Barnes is a very handsome, talented man. In hindsight, I’m not happy the decision and I think he did a beautiful job. “
It’s a terrible thing to be told! I’m glad Garfield did not let that get him down. He continued to play along The social network, which earned him a Golden Globe nomination before continuing to play Spider-Man in The amazing Spider-Man movie. It also took less than a decade for him to receive an Oscar nomination for his performance in Hacksaw Ridge, so it would be an understatement to say that his career recovered.