Nicholas Hoult Auditioned for Caspian

Posted August 12, 2013 9:03 pm by glumPuddle

In a recent interview with Entertainment Weekly, actor Nicholas Hoult (X-Men: First Class, Warm Bodies, Jack the Giant Slayer) recounts his audition for the coveted role of Caspian.

“One of my all-time worst [auditions] was definitely Prince Caspian,” he says. “They asked if I could do a Hispanic accent. I was like, ‘What would I base that on?’ They were like, ‘Have you seen Shrek? Puss in Boots.’” Hoult says that he had prepared for the audition, but not with any sort of accent in mind. “I was doing the scene, but in my head before saying each line, I was trying to do my Antonio Banderas impression, saying [in a Desperado voice] ‘I am Prince Caspian!’ It was horrendous. It sounded more like Borat.”

Holt was seventeen years old when he auditioned. Ultimately, of course, 25-year-old Ben Barnes was cast. Read the full story.

3 Comments For This Story

  • DamselJillPole says:

    No surprise there. Love Ben Barnes in the role but Nichoas Hoult would’ve done a good job as well. He was in fact around the right age for it then.

  • icarus says:

    Shame they didn’t go for an English accented Prince Caspian – Nicholas Hoult would of worked well as the younger softer sort of Caspain depicted in the book.

  • Aslan's #1 Fan says:

    Interesting. I like Ben Barnes better but he could have pulled it off.