It’s arduous to think about, proper now, in the course of the Andrew Garfield Renaissance that’s presently 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. Initially of his profession, although, he clearly wasn’t appreciated because the main man all of us now know him to be.
In a latest interview with Leisure Weekly, Garfield reminisced about life not lengthy after he graduated from drama faculty again within the mid to late aughts. “I might have taken something,” he mentioned concerning the time, admitting he had a “large spell of unemployment.” Lastly, Garfield acquired a possibility when he landed an audition for the function of Prince Caspian within the 2008 movie, The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian.
“I assumed, ‘This could possibly be it, this could possibly 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 started asking his agent why he wasn’t chosen.
“She ultimately simply broke below my incessant nagging and she or he was like, ‘It’s as a result of they don’t assume you’re good-looking sufficient, Andrew,’” he mentioned. 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 mentioned. “So on reflection, I’m not sad with the choice and I believe he did a stupendous 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 Wonderful Spider-Man, permitting his profession to really takeoff. More than likely the casting director for Narnia is admittedly regretting their resolution proper about now.