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EntertainmentJar Jar Binks Actor Ahmed Best Receives Massive Standing Ovation at Star Wars Celebration

02:05  16 april  2019
02:05  16 april  2019 Source:   etonline.com

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It was nothing but love for Jar Jar Binks!

Fans in the audience at Star Wars Celebration Chicago gave a massive standing ovation and chanted Jar Jar Binks actor Ahmed Best's name as he took the stage to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace on Monday morning.

"You guys are going to make me tear up, and I'm an unattractive crier," Best told the crowd.

This marks Best's first Star Wars-related appearance since revealing he contemplated suicide after receiving major backlash from media and fans for his portrayal of Jar Jar in the prequel trilogy.

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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. Sadly for Best , the reception from fans and the media was terrible. Jar Jar Binks quickly became the most hated character in the Star Wars universe, and

"20 years next year I faced a media backlash that still affects my career today," Best wrote in a social media post in July 2018. "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."

Following Monday's appearance, Best tweeted, "I'm overwhelmed with the love and support I got at today’s @SW_Celebration #phantommenace panel. It was very difficult not break down in a puddle of gratitude tears. Thank you each and everyone. Your love is felt so greatly."

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Later in the panel, Star Wars creator and Phantom Menace director George Lucas sent a video message to fans in attendance, praising Best and his performance.

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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. As the 20th anniversary of Star Wars : The Phantom Menace's release approaches, Jar Jar Binks actor Ahmed Best has revealed that the

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"Thank you for coming to the Celebration. It's one of my favorite movies and, of course, Jar Jar is my favorite character. Ahmed, he did a fantastic job. It was very, very hard," Lucas said in the video. "The fans are always such a big part of these films and, obviously, those of you who are here are the fans of Episode I and I love each and every one of you."

Best was joined on the panel by Episode I actors Ray Park (Darth Maul), Anthony Daniels (C-3P0) and Ian McDiarmid (Sheev Palpatine).

On Friday, McDiarmid surprised the audience at the Episode IX panel after it was revealed in the trailer that Palpatine will return after being thrown over a ledge and presumably killed in Episode VI: Return of the Jedi.

"I just happened to be in the area, so I thought I should just drop in for a laugh," said McDiarmid, who later teased, "I made the assumption that we'd never ever see [Palpatine] again and I guess that's how it'll remain."

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It was a sobering moment last summer when Jar Jar Binks actor Ahmed Best took to social media to recall how he considered suicide amidst the backlash to his role in Over the years, Jar Jar has been the subject of more ridicule than perhaps any other element of the Star Wars saga, but in the recent

Jar Jar Binks is one of the most cheerful characters in all of “ Star Wars ,” but playing the Gungan had the opposite effect on the man behind him. The intense vitriol directed at Jar Jar had such a dispiriting effect on actor Ahmed Best , in fact, that he contemplated suicide. In a new video interview

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