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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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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, 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

Ahmed Best faced such backlash after playing Jar Jar in the Star Wars prequels that he considered taking his life, the actor revealed Tuesday. Even though he did not name the franchise, Best wrote in a social media post that it was coming up on 20 years since he faced a resentment "that still affects my

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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‘Star Wars’: Jar Jar Binks Actor Ahmed Best Says ‘Phantom Menace’ Backlash Almost Led Him to Suicide . “There were a lot of tears, there was a lot of pain, there was a lot of shit I had to deal with,” Best told Wired about facing the backlash .

As awful as Jar Jar is, the people that take it to death threat level, would jump at the chance to play even a shit star wars character. Opening up on social media this week, actor Ahmed Best revealed he “almost ended his life” due to the tremendous backlash he received playing Jar Jar in the Star

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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