“I remember, I was so desperate,” recalls the The Amazing Spider-Man actor.
While it comes from win a Golden Globe for his role in the musical Tick, Tick … Boom (watch on Netflix), and that Spider-Man fans would like him to put on the costume again, Andrew Garfield reveals in Variety that before being hired to play Peter Parker in The Amazing Spider-Man, he had auditioned for another popular saga: The world of Narnia. It was in 2008, he was 25 at the time, but he did not get the role, which was played by Ben barnes in Andrew Adamson’s blockbuster for Disney. “I remember I was so desperate, he explains. I went through the casting to play Prince Caspian in Chronicles of Narnia, and I was like, ‘This is it!’ (this is the role that will help me break through, editor’s note). Then this handsome and brilliant actor, Ben Barnes, got it. I think it was between him and me, and I remember it obsessed me. ‘” To the point of harassing his agent to try to find out why he had failed. “She ended up responding to my incessant requests, and she said to me: ‘It’s because they think you’re not handsome enough, Andrew.’” Afterwards, however, he does not regret this bad experience. “Ben Barnes is a very handsome and talented man. Looking in the retro, I’m not unhappy with this decision. I think he did a good job.”
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