Anthony Daniels has already cemented himself as one of the most iconic actors in Star Wars canon, playing C-3PO since the original 1977 film. Recently, Daniels discussed his opinion on the not so iconic, Jar Jar Binks, stating like many of us, he is not a fan.
Daniels was speaking to a crowd at a Q&A at Fan Expo 2017 when the topic of the controversial Jar Jar Binks arose:
“Jar Jar was created by George Lucas and he employed an actor, Ahmed Best, who is a terrific actor. 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.”
The veteran Star Wars actor did offer a lot of support for Jar Jar actor Ahmed Best, who received a lot of criticism for the role, something Daniels has dealt with in the past. Daniels will next be seen reprising his role as C-3PO when Star Wars: The Last Jedi opens this Holiday season.
The Star Wars film stars Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Anthony Daniels, Domhnall Gleeson, Gwendoline Christie, Benicio del Toro, Laura Dern, Kelly Marie Tran, Lupita Nyong’o, and Andy Serkis.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi hits theaters December 15, 2017. Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for the latest news on the future of the Star Wars franchise as we learn it.