Entertainment Jar Jar Binks actor considered suicide after backlash

08:30  04 july  2018
08:30  04 july  2018 Source:   digitalspy.com

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Star Wars' Jar Jar Binks actor says he considered suicide after public backlash . "It's still hard to talk about." Latest News. 01. Jar Jar Binks actor considered suicide after

After the backlash of his role as Jar Jar Binks nearly two decades ago, "Star Wars" actor Ahmed Best says he once considered taking his life. On Tuesday, Best opened up on social media about the resentment he faced, noting that "it's still hard to talk about."

Jar Jar Binks in Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace © Lucasfilm Jar Jar Binks in Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace Please note: The following article contains discussion of suicide that some readers may find upsetting.

Ahmed Best, the actor who played Jar Jar Binks in the Star Wars prequels, has revealed he considered ending his life almost 20 years ago.

On Twitter the actor shared a photo of himself and his son looking over a body of water, and wrote: "20 years next year I faced a media backlash that still affects my career today.

"This was the place I almost ended my life. It's still hard to talk about. I survived and now this little guy is my gift for survival."

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Ahmed Best, who played Jar Jar Binks in The Phantom Menace, revealed that the backlash he received for the role nearly led him to commit suicide . Star Wars: Jar - Jar Binks Actor Almost Ended His Life After Backlash .

Making jokes about Jar Jar Binks and derisively discussing how much you hate the clumsy Gungan outcast is every Star Wars fans Force-given right. However, after hearing from the actor that played him, weesa might want to say we’re sorry for being so harsh.

Although the actor did not specifically mention the Star Wars franchise in the post, he first appeared as Jar Jar Binks in Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace, which will celebrate its 20th anniversary next year.

Best has previously spoken about the intense backlash he faced over the character, noting that while children were fans of Jar Jar, many adults did not like his presence in the franchise.

"I had death threats through the internet," Best told Wired last year. "I had people come to me and say, 'You destroyed my childhood.' That's difficult for a 25-year-old to hear."

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Jar Jar Binks 'Star Wars' Actor Says Backlash Almost Made Me Kill Myself. Ahmed Best -- the man who played the most widely loathed and mocked 'Star Wars' character -- says the wave of negative reaction was so hard on him, he considered suicide .

'It's still hard to talk about': The Jar Jar Binks backlash was so bad for actor Ahmed Best (M) that he contemplated suicide after portraying the goofy Gungan in the much-maligned Star Wars prequels (1999–2005).

Ahmed Best, the actor who played Jar Jar Binks in the Star Wars prequels has revealed he considered ending his life 20 years ago.: Jar Jar Binks actor considered suicide after backlash © Lucasfilm Jar Jar Binks actor considered suicide after backlash The part was Best's first film role, but he struggled to find work once he became known as Jar Jar.

"There were a lot of tears, there was a lot of pain, there was a lot of shit I had to deal with," Best added.

"Everybody else went on. Everybody else worked. Everybody else was accepted by the zeitgeist."

Best is now currently working on a one man show, to coincide with The Phantom Menace's 20th anniversary.

Readers seeking support and information about suicide prevention can contact Lifeline on 13 11 14, Suicide Call Back Service 1300 659 467 or Kids Helpline on 1800 551 800.

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