Jar Jar Binks Actor Would Not Return If Asked

by Russ Burlingame

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(Photo: Olly Gibbs / Lucasfilm)

For a character who seemed custom-made to sell action figures, Star Wars: The Phantom Menace's much-hyped Jar Jar Binks turned out to be wildly unpopular with...well, almost everyone except retailers of Star Wars action figures.

Ten years after the prequel trilogy closed out, actor Ahmed Best says that being called everything from a racist caricature to the worst thing ever to happen to Star Wars isn't an experience he plans to revisit.

"I think I've done my damage. I'm good with where I stand in the Star Wars universe," Best said in a new interview with Star Wars fan's YouTube channel (via NME). "I'd say no. I think I did what I did, I thought it was great, it was fun, but now it's time to move on."

So...sorry, folks. It looks like your favorite fan theory has run out of gas.

You can see the full interview below.

 

Star Wars: The Force Awakens, directed by J.J. Abrams from a screenplay by Lawrence Kasdan & Abrams, features a cast including actors John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Academy Award winner Lupita Nyong’o, Gwendoline Christie, Crystal Clarke, Pip Andersen, Domhnall Gleeson, and Max von Sydow. They will join the original stars of the saga, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, and Kenny Baker.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens hit theaters December 18, 2015, kicking off a new trilogy of Saga films as Episodes VIII and IX are already scheduled. The film garnered a record $247 million at the domestic box office and $529 million globally in its opening weekend.

By Russ Burlingame

Russ Burlingame has been covering comics and pop culture since 1999. He has written for WIZARD: THE COMICS MAGAZINE, Comic Related, Newsarama, and more before settling in for the long haul at ComicBook.com back in 2011.