Star Wars is known for producing iconic and treasured movies with impressive casts. The franchise has introduced audiences to a wide array of memorable characters, many of whom have become cultural icons. Fandoms can be passionate and emotionally invested in the actors and characters they love, but when they start criticizing the work of an actor for a particular movie to the extent, it leads to feelings of extreme distress or even suicidal thoughts.

Star Wars: Jar Jar Binks
Star Wars: Jar Jar Binks

When fans take their criticisms to an extremely unbearable level and direct hate, bullying, or threaten the actors, it can have severe consequences on the mental health and well-being of those individuals. It has happened with one of the Star Wars actors and let’s dig into this to find out what really happened.

Criticism Almost Killed the Star Wars Actor

 Ahmed Best in Jar Jar Binks
Ahmed Best in Jar Jar Binks

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Throughout its history, Star Wars has featured a mix of established actors and rising stars, participating in the franchise’s everlasting popularity. The movies have been praised by fans of all ages around the world but it’s not always fans who love and honor the characters, sometimes when they get a bit disappointed with the actor they take their bullets of criticism and troll to an extreme level.

In a Ted-produced podcast, actor Ahmed Best, known for playing Jar Jar Binks in Episode I: The Phantom Menace, shared his coping after facing harsh criticism for the character. He revealed his suicide attempt, highlighting the online hate. In a stirring tale, the actor Ahmed Best revealed a harrowing moment when he found himself on the edge of the Brooklyn Bridge at 3:00 a.m. The weight of fan abuse he had endured played heavily on his mind as he hung above a 40-meter drop:

“I’ll show all of you. I’ll show you what you’re doing to me. And when I’m gone, then you’ll feel exactly what I went through”

The actor also talked about how racism is still harming people and should stop.

The Comeback of Ahmed Best

Ahmed Best
Ahmed Best

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Ahmed Best is best known for his portrayal of the character Jar Jar Binks in the Star Wars prequel trilogy, most notably in Episode I: The Phantom Menace. In addition to his work in the Star Wars franchise, Best has also lent his voice to various animated projects and appeared in other films and television shows. He has been candid about the challenges he faced following the release of Episode I, he is also an award-winning American voice actor who has a net worth of $3 million.

In an interview with, The Mandalorian and Prequels actor talked about coming back to the Disney+ series:

“Especially me coming from the South Bronx — this corny, artsy, nerdy, skinny kid, where Star Wars was the first movie I had ever seen in my life. Now, coming back, being in ‘The Mandalorian,’ part of me doesn’t want to let it go.”

The actor revealed how incredible it was for him to star in such fun movies and this makes him do more and never let it go.

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Source: The Direct

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