Back in 1999, the highly-anticipated Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace hit cinemas. But ever since its release, the prequel has been derided by some fans and critics for being a bad movie. Nevertheless, the film has its supporters including Qui-Gon Jinn star Liam Neeson who recently praised the Star Wars movie and its Jar Jar Binks actor Ahmed Best.
Speaking with today, the 68-year-old actor said: “Look, I’m very proud of the film. I got to be a Jedi.
“I got to play with those wonderful lightsabers and stuff. It was terrific.”
Neeson, who wasn’t unaware of The Phantom Menace’s criticisms, went on to say how talented he thought Best was.
The Jedi actor said of his Jar Jar Binks co-star: “He came into a lot of criticism, I mean to the point where it really hurt his career.”
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Star Wars: Liam Neeson ‘very PROUD’ of The Phantom Menace and PRAISES Jar Jar Binks star (Image: GETTY/LUCASFILM)
He continued: “And I have to say when I was making that film… he was probably one of the funniest guys and talented guys I have ever worked with.”
In fact, Neeson said he was so impressed he told his