Star Wars: Jar Jar Binks Actor Almost Ended His Life After Backlash

LUCASFILMStar Wars Jar Jar Binks actor reveals he almost ended his life after Phantom Menace backlash

LUCASFILMStar Wars Jar Jar Binks actor reveals he almost ended his life after Phantom Menace backlash

The first "Star Wars" prequel was released in theaters May 19, 1999.

The trilogy has become something of a touchy subject for the fandom and to this day Obi-Wan and Anakin's Gungan friend attracts a lot of hate - like a lot.

The actor who played Jar Jar Binks in the Star Wars franchise has revealed how the vicious backlash against the character left him close to suicide.

Following his Star Wars debut in The Phantom Menace, Best later reprised his CG role for Attack of the Clones (2002) and Revenge of the Sith (2005), and the actor-musician is now posting about "possibly performing a one-man show timed to the anniversary of Phantom Menace".

"20 years next year I faced a media backlash that still affects my career today", Best wrote on Twitter, alongside a photo of himself with his son. This was the place I nearly ended my life.

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However, he managed to persist throughout it all, but "it's still hard to talk about", remarked Ahmed.

He added: "I survived and now this little guy is my gift for survival".

The actor ended with a question: "Would this be a good story for my solo show?" And no element was hated more than Jar Jar Binks, the new slapstick comedy sidekick character, who fans thought symbolised everything that was wrong with The Phantom Menace. At the time, Best was 25-years-old and Jar-Jar was his first major role in a film. In a 2017 interview he told Wired: "I had death threats through the internet".

Best has received an outpouring of support on the post, including from Star Wars: The Last Jedi director Rian Johnson, who's been subject to his own backlash from angry Star Wars fans. "Everybody else worked. Everybody else was accepted by the zeitgeist". "I think I've done my damage", Best previously said.

Last fall, Ridley opened up to Vogueabout how the stress of Star Wars fame had a physical effect on her. Don't torment a man to the point he wants to take his life at the very beginning of his career because he was in a bad Star Wars movie. However, he has managed to find work in other Star Wars related productions, including in video games. "My mum said to me, 'Everyone's trying to take ownership of you'".

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