How One Man’s Darkest Hour Became a Triumphant Moment of Compassion
In the early 2000s, actor Ahmed Best landed the role of a lifetime. While acting in the Broadway show Stomp, he unexpectedly landed the role of Jar Jar Binks in the upcoming Star Wars film. But soon after the film was released, his elation turned to total devastation as he was met with a critical backlash he never saw coming. Here, he opens up about this dark time, how he nearly ended his life, and how sharing his story has unlocked a wave of compassion and kindness.