Prequel Trilogy,  The Phantom Menace

Anthony Daniels doesn’t like Jar Jar but ‘hugely admires’ Ahmed Best


From Space:

“As Anthony Daniels—the only actor who has appeared in every Star Wars movie—wandered through the crowd during his Fan Expo Q&A, you could sense how restricted this free spirit must feel inside the C-3PO suit. […]

The actor had amusing, playfully combative interactions with the audience throughout, but when an unapologetic Jar Jar Binks fan came onstage to solicit his opinion on that notorious character, Daniels was surprisingly diplomatic.

“Jar Jar was created by George Lucas and he employed an actor, Ahmed Best, who is a terrific actor,” he said. “Terrific mover. Terrific, inventive brain. Highly intelligent. Did exactly what George asked him to do. George’s son Jett was thrilled by that performance that Ahmed did perfectly, but Jett was 10 years old. Now, I wasn’t, so for me Jar Jar was a bit like the Ewoks. I’ve grown past that stage. 10-year-olds, 11-year-olds, eight-year-olds adored Jar Jar. It was a very, very good thing to do… so I hugely admire Ahmed Best. He got very bad press for doing it… and Jar Jar was not for me.””

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