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Jar Jar Actor Ahmed Best Thanks Star Wars Fans for Sticking With Him
Jar Jar Actor Ahmed Best Thanks Star Wars Fans for Sticking With Him,Ahmed Best's Jedi Kelleran Beq's appearance on The Mandalorian has proven popular with Star Wars fans, and the actor thanks them for their support.

Jar Jar Actor Ahmed Best Thanks Star Wars Fans for Sticking With Him

The following article contains spoilers for the latest episode of The Mandalorian, "Chapter 20: The Foundling," now streaming on Disney+.

Star Wars actor Ahmed Best, who's seen a resurgence in his fame with his recent appearance on The Mandalorian, has expressed gratitude to the fans who hadn't given up on him.

"Star Wars fans on social media, thank you so much for everybody who ever rocked with me!" Best said in a video posted on the franchise's Twitter page. "I am more of a fan than I am a person in these movies, and I have always been and always will be."


Best appeared on the latest episode of the Disney+ series, "Chapter 20: The Foundling" as Jedi Knight Kelleran Beq. Beq is seen in a flashback sequence taking place at the onset of Order 66, rescuing the foundling Grogu from clone troopers acting on self-appointed Emperor Palpatine's command, massacring every Jedi on sight. The sequence revealed exactly how Grogu survived the purge, and who served as his rescuer.

"I get just as excited when every new Star Wars thing drops," Best said. "When people show up on stage at Celebration, and I'm more of a Star Wars news junkie than anything else, so I'm right there with you, thank you! And let's keep loving this thing."

Kelleran Beq Sees Far More Love Than Jar Jar Binks

Best, of course, is most famously known for his role as the exiled Gungan Jar Jar Binks, introduced and featured most prominently in 1999's Star Wars: The Phantom Menace. Fans were divided regarding their feelings for the character, with many unhappy with Jar Jar's goofy antics and extent of his role in the film. The character appeared in the prequel trilogy's final two movies, but in a greatly diminished capacity.

Best also voiced Jar Jar’s character in various episodes of the Star Wars: The Clone Wars animated series.

Across social media, Star Wars fans praised Best and his new role as Grogu's savior, though, with fans expressing their excitement over the actor getting another chance to be involved in the franchise with a new and redemptive role.

Played by Best, Kelleran Beq first appeared on the Best-hosted Star Wars: Jedi Temple Challenge, a game show targeting younger fans. The show launched in 2020. Whether Beq will appear again in The Mandalorian, or elsewhere, is unknown.

New episodes of The Mandalorian air Wednesdays on Disney+.

Source: Twitter