The striking reason why Andrew Garfiled did not pass the casting of a major movie
Andrew Garfield claimed he lost a major role in a movie because the producers thought he he wasn’t “handsome enough”.
The British actor, who just won a Golden Globe for his performance in the Netflix musical Tick, Tick… Boom! revealed that before finding worldwide fame in the movie Red Social and in The Amazing Spider-Man, tried out for a role in Disney’s adaptation of the novel by The Chronicles of Narnialike Prince Caspian.
“I remember being so desperate,” Andrew told Entertainment Tonight. In that sense, he added: “I auditioned for Prince Caspian in The Chronicles of Narnia and thought ‘this could be it, this could work’.”
He then said that he was among the last two actors to be cast but lost out to “that handsome, brilliant actor Ben Barnes.” About that, he assured: “I think the final choice was between me and him, I remember I was obsessed.”
Andrew said that after protesting and getting angry at her agent to explain why she had lost the part, she finally admitted: “It’s because they think you’re not handsome enough. Ben Barnes is a very attractive and talented man.”. Reflecting on that situation, the actor noted, “So, looking back, I’m not unhappy with the decision, and I think he did a beautiful job.”
After his victory at the Golden Globes, Garfield ands now an Oscar nominee for his portrayal of musical theater writer Jonathan Larson in Tick, Tick… Boom!. This is his second nomination after being recognized by the Film Academy for his performance in Hacksaw Ridge The To a man, as it was known in Spanish, a film directed by Mel Gibson in 2016.
Later, Andrew plans to participate in the miniseries Under The Banner Of Heaven and will reportedly take on the lead role in the upcoming remake of Brideshead Revisited by Luca Guadagnino, Italian film director, screenwriter and producer.
In a recent interview with the magazine Variety, Garfield told what was the reason that led him to want to return to the character of Peter Parker. There he assured that he felt a real enthusiasm at the prospect of seeing three Spider-Man together and, more than anything, that he was drawn to the “spiritual journey” that involved seeing the character alongside a younger, older version of himself.
At the same time, he highlighted how much fun he had working with Tobey Maguire: “I think we achieved something that goes beyond showing up and saying hello.”