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Barnes ‘Embarrassed’ By Hunk Status

The Chronicles Of Narnia: Prince Caspian star Ben Barnes is embarrassed about his newly found heart-throb status – insisting he doesn’t feel comfortable when people view him as a sex symbol.

The 26-year-old shot to fame with the title role in the latest adaptation of C.S. Lewis’ classic novels and he has seen his face adorning promotional posters the world over.

But Barnes insists that although he is grateful for the career boost, he is worried about becoming famous for his good looks and not his acting skills.

He says, “I find it all a bit embarrassing to be honest. All this heart-throb thing makes me look at my shoes. I don’t really know how to respond to it. I suppose it’s quite flattering in a way.

“But when I was shown the poster, I said to a producer in all earnestness, ‘Is that sensible? Because you know no one knows who I am.’

“He said, ‘The book’s called Prince Caspian and we’ve got to put Prince Caspian on the poster. Sorry mate.’ I was a bit worried actually.”

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Comments

iamwilliam said:

Ah yes, i read this at IMDb.
I wouldn’t blame him for being embarassed, what with a million teenage girl fans suddenly springing in his face.

June 27th, 2008

Eden said:

i wouldnt blame him either
IM ONE OF THOSE FAN GIRLS….lol
its so annoying coz hes so far away
i live in new zealand
so..
but hopefully
i could try and see him if he comes to film the next narnia film
well….try…lol

June 27th, 2008

Nathalie said:

Wow, I don’t blame him. Ben is just regular guy, and acting is just part of his life. He may be handsome, but he is NOT
a sex symbol….. He’s just a guy!

June 27th, 2008

Nathalie said:

Found NEW Pictures of Ben!!!!

http://wireimage.com/ItemListings.aspx?igi=323328&nbc1=1

June 27th, 2008

shir said:

i think he’s right…
the most important thing for a actor is his skill…a pretty face or sexy smbol is just the surface
so we’ll be with him , everlastin’
see his pictures? he looks so tired …

June 27th, 2008

Taiany said:

Bom,eu ñ falo ingles e entendi +/- o q foi escrito!
Q lindo o Ben neh!
Além d lindo é tímido ^^
+ ele ta certo em qrer ser conhecido pelo seu talento e ñ por ser bonito,..+ ele é um ótimo ator tbm !

June 27th, 2008

Debbie said:

Thanks for the info Nathalie, and you can see them bigger, but with a watermark here: http://www.gettyimages.com/Search/Search.aspx?contractUrl=1&language=en-US&family=editorial&p=ben%20barnes&src=quick#

He looks gorgeous as usual, but tired. Can’t wait for you guys at the site to get them without watermarks!

June 27th, 2008