It’s arduous to think about, proper now, throughout the Andrew Garfield Renaissance that’s at present underway, that in some unspecified time in the future, the actor was thought of not enticing sufficient for a task. Sure, Garfield, the British, web-slinging, Mark Zuckerberg-suing, Jonathan Larson-singing hunk whom everyone knows and love. At the start of his profession, although, he clearly wasn’t appreciated because the main man all of us now know him to be.
In a recent interview with Entertainment Weekly, Garfield reminisced about life not lengthy after he graduated from drama college again within the mid to late aughts. “I’d have taken something,” he stated concerning the time, admitting he had a “large spell of unemployment.” Lastly, Garfield received a chance when he landed an audition for the function of Prince Caspian within the 2008 movie, The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian.
“I believed, ‘This might be it, this might be it,’” Garfield remembered. Ultimately, although, the function went to Westworld actor Ben Barnes. Garfield couldn’t let the loss go, and he admitted he grew to become “obsessed” and commenced asking his agent why he wasn’t chosen.
“She finally simply broke below my incessant nagging and he or she was like, ‘It’s as a result of they don’t assume you’re good-looking sufficient, Andrew,’” he stated. A tough factor to listen to, for certain, however Garfield doesn’t appear too damaged up about it. “Ben Barnes is a really good-looking, proficient man,” he stated. “So looking back, I’m not sad with the choice and I feel he did an attractive job.”
Simply two years later, and Garfield’s “spell of unemployment” would formally come to an finish when he landed the function of Eduardo Saverin in 2010’s The Social Community, after which Peter Parker in The Superb Spider-Man, permitting his profession to really takeoff. More than likely the casting director for Narnia is basically regretting their determination proper about now.