Jar Jar Binks Actor Thanks Fans for Support After Sharing He'd Once Considered Suicide
Jar Jar Binks actor Ahmed Best says he is overwhelmed by the amount of support and kindness he has received in recent days after revealing he almost took his own life following the brutal backlash to his Star Wars character. Although he did not name the franchise in his first post, Best wrote that it was coming up on 20 years since he faced a resentment "that still affects my career today." Star Wars: Episode I — The Phantom Menace was released in 1999. It was Best's first major role in a film.