Georgie Henley Felt “Scared” During Narnia Audition
In an essay for Backstage, Georgie Henley (Lucy) writes about the anxiety she felt during her second audition for The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.
I wasn’t really aware of what I was auditioning for, that it was a blockbuster film based on one of the most beloved children’s books of all time.
Mrs. Jackson had told me that there would be lots of other Lucys but I don’t think I’d quite believed her. What scared me the most was what they were all wearing: 1940s dresses with pressed collars, frilly socks, hair teased into perfect plaits. Lucy clothes. Suddenly I hated my favorite pink tie-dye t-shirt and my combat trousers, which were good for climbing trees in.Georgie Henley
Listen to our exclusive interview with Georgie Henley, reflecting on being cast as Lucy 15 years later.