Bill Burr recently addressed Lucasfilm’s removal of Gina Carano from The Mandalorian.
Last month, Lucasfilm announced Gina Carano would no longer appear in The Mandalorian and other Star Wars projects after the actress shared several controversial posts on social media that have been viewed as transphobic, antisemitic, and dangerous. Following her exit from the Disney Plus series, Carano is now developing projects with The Daily Wire.
In The Mandalorian season two, Bill Burr’s Mayfeld and Gina Carano’s Cara Dune were at odds with one another. However, Burr questioned Carano’s removal from the show on The Bill Bert Podcast:
“It’s a weird time….Unless she did some truly horrible shit or said overtly racist shit… I don’t know. I think there is just too many channels. And then you gotta do sensational shit…I don’t know what the f*** it is. I’m on that f***ing show. Now, I gotta watch what the f*** I say”
Later on, Bill Burr also opened up about working with Gina Carano and shared his concern for cases like this in the future:
“She was an absolute sweetheart. Super nice f***ing person. And you know whatever and somehow someone will take this video and they’ll make me say something else and try to get rid of my bald action figure. It’s how it is out there. It’s f***ing crazy times. People just waiting, laying in the weeds… Now it’s becoming like, ‘Hey you made an ignorant comparison. (flushing sound) There goes your dream, right? I look at that and it’s like, ‘Who the f*** stands up to that?’”
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The Mandalorian stars Pedro Pascal, Giancarlo Esposito, Temuera Morrison, Katee Sackhoff, Ming-Na Wen, Bill Burr, Timothy Olyphant, and Carl Weathers, with Rosario Dawson joining the series as Ahsoka Tano ahead of her spin-off series. The series was created by Jon Favreau and executive produced by Dave Filoni, with season two episodes also directed by Rick Famuyiwa, Bryce Dallas Howard, Peyton Reed, Carl Weathers, and Robert Rodriguez.
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Source: The Bill Bert Podcast