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

04 Juillet, 2018, 17:00 | Auteur: Christine Menetries
  • Jar Jar Binks in The Phantom Menace

But although some adored Jar Jar, the character was quickly swept up in wave of audience and media criticism, eventually becoming one of the most railed-on characters in Star Wars history.

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 44-year-old actor revealed the dark period in his life on social media last night, posting a picture of himself and his son looking out over the ocean from a high platform.

Via Twitter, Best opened up about his suicidal thoughts, admitting that it's now coming up on 20 years since he faced a resentment "that still affects my career today". "This was the place I nearly ended my life", the actor shared. It's still hard to talk about.

'I survived and now this little guy is my gift for survival. It's good to see he's sharing his story 20 years later and it is important to remember Star Wars is a movie, Jar Jar is a fictional character, and attacking people involved in the films is wrong.

As we have been dealing with the current backlash surrounding The Last Jedi, it's important to remember that this is not the first time that the hate surrounding a Star Wars film has caused hard outcomes for young actors involved.

"I couldn't believe some of the things they wrote about the prequels, you know".

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"I had death threats through the internet". Best has previously said that he'd never reprise the role as he said he'd "done my damage" to the franchise.

Thankfully, people are being really supportive of Best, and I hope that if anything good comes from this entire deep dive into the way some Star Wars fans have really fucked up this fandom, it's that we will call out this stuff more.

How do you feel about Jar Jar after all these years?

"I always complained to George when I realized that [Revenge of the] Sith was pretty much not going to have Jar Jar in it and they were moving very very far from me", Best said.

Best isn't the only Star Wars star to face a reactionary response from the iconic franchise's fanbase.

Not only has Daisy Ridley dropped off of Twitter, most recently Kelly Marie Tran deleted her Instagram feed to get rid of the disgusting comments directed at her just for acting in The Last Jedi.

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