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Andrew Garfield Reveals Why Disney Cast Ben Barnes & Not Him in 'Chronicles of Narnia'

Andrew Garfield Reveals Why Disney Cast Ben Barnes & Not Him in 'Chronicles of Narnia'

Did you know that Andrew Garfield almost starred in Disney’s Chronicles of Narnia franchise before Ben Barnes landed the role? Both Andrew and Ben auditioned for Prince Caspian and were down to the final two together.

Of course, Ben ended up landing the role (and totally nailed it, too!) However, Andrew just told the story of why he did not end up getting the role.

Click inside to read why Andrew Garfield lost the role to Ben Barnes…

“I remember I was so desperate. I auditioned for Prince Caspian in ‘The Chronicles of Narnia’ and I thought, ‘This could be it, this could be it,’” Andrew recalled (via Variety). “And that handsome, brilliant actor Ben Barnes ended up getting the role. I think it was down to me and him, and I remember I was obsessed.”

Andrew said he went to his agent to ask, “’Why not me?’ She eventually just broke under my incessant nagging and she was like, ‘It’s because they don’t think you’re handsome enough, Andrew.’”

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

If you missed it, Ben was actually named one of IMDb’s 2021 breakout stars! Find out the other 9 actors and actresses who made the list this year.

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