Kobe Washington, the actor behind pod racer Sebulba in Star Wars: Episode I wants respect. â€œEverything is Jar Jar-this and Jar Jar-that! Ahmed Best can go to hell!â€ says the embittered actor. Washington donned the â€œSebulbaâ€ costume and not only spent hours in the hot desert sun for outdoor scenes, his laborious shooting of the pod race sequence turned into a nightmare. â€œWe did that crash about 50 times,â€ says the modest actor who performed allo of his own stunts. â€œAfter the 15th time I said, â€˜Poo-doo,â€™ I thought I was going to go nuts, then we did that sh-t another 35 times! Pure torture.â€
But this was not the worst part of shooting the first film in the planned Star Wars prequels. â€œThat kid who played Anakin flubbed his lines more often than Ahmed Best annoyed the crew with his “antics.” Hello? Am I the only one that noticed that kid couldnâ€™t act.â€
The delightful alien dug Sebulba will only be seen in a brief cameo in Star Wars Episode II, which may explain the actorâ€™s recent public outcry. â€œAhmed Best is a bitch. You need me to point that out for you? He is the most irritating part of that movie, so what do they do? He gets a bigger part. What, he plays a senator from Naboo for Episode II. Iâ€™m in the f—inâ€™ pod race scene, okay, the best scene in the f—inâ€™ movie and I get squat! Ahmed Best can kiss my a*s. If he can get on the ground and maneuver himself underneath me.â€
Washington, a resident of Orlando, Florida, apparently needed little motivation to get violent with Ahmed Best during certain scenes. â€œWhen Jar Jar put that frog in my soup and I got splashed, do you think I needed motivation to bitch slap that motherf—er? Hell, no. I was only doing what every Star Wars fan at that moment wished they could do: Kick the living s**t out of Jar Jar.â€
NOTE: We completely made up this story as a tribute for our own â€œStar Wars Celebration.â€ It was ILMâ€™s creative digital artists who created the character of Sebulba, the only decent-looking alien in all of â€œEpisode I.â€ Thanks ILM.