Did anyone really think that this high pitched monster of cinema and Star Wars could get any worse ?
It could have, it could have been alot worse.
Reports have now revealed that the king of pop himself, Micheal Jackson petitioned to play the role to George Lucas. In what may possibly may have done what no one thought could be done, make both The Phantom Menace and Jar Jar Binks even worse.
During an interview with Vice, Ahmed Best, the infamous actor who portrayed Jar Jar in two out of the three prequels, stated that he was told that he was competing against Micheal Jackson for the role. It was only known to Best that he had gotten the role at a Micheal Jackson concert in which George Lucas, Best, Natalie Portman and Lucas's children were attending. Best stated that he was introduced to Jackson as Jar Jar , when Best asked Lucas why he had introduced him as Jar Jar Lucas revealed that Best had earned the role.
Lucas said that Jackson wanted to play the role with prosthetic and makeup, something that Lucas was opposed to, evident in just one shot of the prequels.
In the end, who would have ever thought that Lucas's love for CGI made Jar jar not as bad as he could have been.
All in all, Jar Jar is still terrible much like the films he is featured in.