Michael Jackson Wanted To Play Jar Jar Binks In Star Wars!? Find Out Why George Lucas Shot The Idea Down Here!
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Jar Jar Binks is considered one of film's most disliked characters of all time. But the clumsy, babbling Gugan in the Star Wars prequel trilogy could have been way more appealing — because the character was almost played by Michael Jackson!
Ahmed Best, the actor who played Binks, revealed that the King of Pop expressed interest in playing the creature using prosthetics and makeup like in his Thriller video, but George Lucas shot down the idea!
Best attended one of MJ's concerts with Lucas and Natalie Portman. Best explained that when he met Jackson backstage, Lucas introduced him to the pop icon as "Jar Jar"!
The actor revealed that after the concert, Lucas explained the reasoning behind the peculiar introduction, saying: