Andrew Garfield may be basking in the spotlight now, but don't forget how he got there. Back when he was a far less recognizable name and trying desperately to get his acting career off the ground, he was robbed of a lucrative part from none other than one of #Westworld's most notorious villains.
Ben Barnes (Westworld's Logan) was given preference over Garfield for the starring role of Prince Caspian in The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian back in 2008. Garfield told Entertainment Tonight that he had "really just wanted that part", going so far as to gush over how much he loved the franchise.
Sadly, he lost out on it due to one very important factor: his looks.
"I think the feedback was ‘he's not handsome enough.’ What can you do? Hey, I'm not handsome enough for Prince Caspian."
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Dodging A Bullet
Little did he know that his missed chance would mean little in just a couple of years time, when he'd be snagging much bigger fish— namely, The Social Network and later, The Amazing Spider-Man.
Ben Barnes managed to put his good looks to use again when he was cast as the devastatingly attractive Dorian Gray in the 2009 movie based on Oscar Wilde's The Picture of Dorian Gray. However, the movies he starred in weren't exactly critically acclaimed, with almost all of them receiving generally negative reviews. That is, of course, until his recent role as the cocky, conniving Logan in HBO's Westworld.
He may have surpassed Barnes in the celebrity stakes, but Garfield hasn't forgotten about being robbed of his glory. He had one clear message for the Westworld star— and it isn't pretty:
"Ben Barnes, I'll get ya!"
Watch your back, Barnes!
Check out Andrew Garfield in his latest movie, Silence:
(Source: Entertainment Tonight)