Jar Jar Binks Actor Ahmed Best On Never Returning To ‘Star Wars’ – ‘I’ve Done My Damage’ | Interviews
Yousa don ne to worry! For the man behind the insufferable Jar Jar Binks Ahmed Best has confirmed that he will NEVER consider returning to the Star Wars franchise (yay)! Speaking in an interview for webseries These Are The Actors You’re Looking For, Best confirmed his decision by insisting “I don’t need to go back. If asked I’d say no.”
It also seems that Best understands and agrees with the fan’s opinion of the prequels character, stating “I can totally understand why, because when fans saw a character that’s purely comical and purely for the children, they probably felt condescended to. I think I’ve done my damage.” – you certainly have.
He continued, explaining why he took the “painful” role in first place: “It was painful. One of the biggest reasons I took it was because of the challenge of it – there was no Andy Serkis and Gollum, Navi from Avatar, Martians, John Carter. I was to be the template for this.”
The backlash faced by the actor also seemed to cause lasting damage to Best, as he added: “Even though you play characters, you put a lot of your own personality into it, you get emotionally and personally invested in the work that you do, it’s your work and you take pride in it. So when your work is criticised negatively, you feel a hit.” Let’s face it, we all know who’s really to blame for the character being created in the first place, and thankfully he will have absolutely no involvement with the sequels.
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