The man who played Jar Jar Binks on how he survived being Jar Jar Binks

Despite being a successful artist in his own right, Ahmed Best has spent his entire career struggling with the vitriol he received for his turn as excitable Gungan Jar Jar Binks in George Lucas’ Star Wars prequels. “I had death threats through the internet,” Best told Wired in a new piece on the actor’s journey. “I…

Mark Hamill hasn’t forgiven Star Wars fans for trashing Jake Lloyd

Just because The Force Awakens was met with cheers and not jeers doesn’t mean Mark Hamill wasn’t concerned about the reception. In fact, Hamill tells Vulture that he was “terrified” to reprise the role of Luke Skywalker for Episode VIII, especially after seeing how the prequels were savaged, especially by fans. But…

Read This: Maybe we’ve all been underestimating Jar Jar Binks

“Yoosa should follow me now, okeeday?” So said Jar Jar Binks in Star Wars: Episode I—The Phantom Menace, and maybe it was damned good advice. A rabble-rousing Reddit user called Lumpawarroo (named after Chewie’s son from The Star Wars Holiday Special) has posited the seemingly implausible theory that the oafish,…