Published Nov 08, 2017Unless you're an online irony addict, you probably loathe Jar Jar Binks. The terribly unfunny CGI character from the Star Wars prequels remains the most hated part of the franchise (welp, at least until we see what they do with "porgs"). In fact, even the guy who voiced the character wished a violent death upon Binks.
Ahmed Best, the voice actor who was tasked with bringing this horrendous George Lucas creation to life, spoke to the Jamie Stangroom podcast about the character.
"I always complained to George when I realized that Sith was pretty much not going to have Jar Jar in it and they were moving very very far from me, I always complained to George that I didn't get a good death!" Best said.
He's not joking — he wanted Binks to face the most violent death possible. "I wanted to really be just hacked to pieces in some kind of way…and George wouldn't do it," he said. "I always said that Jar Jar's fate was too open ended, I would have loved to have closed it in some way. I think everybody wants some kind of Jar Jar closure to happen, including me."
As ScreenRant points out, Jar Jar Binks did get some sort of update in the canon novel Aftermath: Empire's End. In the book, Jar Jar becomes a street performer, befriends a refugee boy and teaches him to become a clown. In other words, it's probably best that Jar Jar's continually awful story wasn't included in any of the movies.
Watch Ahmed Best discuss the character below.