Ex-The Mandalorian star Gina Carano says she only discovered she’d been fired from the series when the news arrived online.
By now, most fans will be aware that Gina Carano has been fired from The Mandalorian after the actress posted a number of offensive opinions online regarding the use of pronouns, anti-semitism and accusations of voter fraud in the 2020 Presidential election. But the former Star Wars actress recently discussed her exit with Bari Weiss and how it came about, specifically calling back to when she took aim at people using pronouns in their social media bios.
“Earlier on last year before The Mandalorian came out, they wanted me to use their exact wording for an apology over pronoun usage. I declined and offered a statement in my own words. I made clear I wanted nothing to do with mocking the transgender community, and was just drawing attention to the abuse of the mob in forcing people to put pronouns in their bio.”
Lucasfilm has clearly taken this matter very seriously, so much so that Hasbro has seemingly canceled the production of Cara Dune toys. But interestingly, Gina Carano also revealed that she only discovered she’d been let go from The Mandalorian when the news surfaced online. The actress explained that the last time she’d had any contact from Lucasfilm was regarding the pronoun situation months ago. Take a look at Gina Carano discussing her exit below.
“That was heart-breaking, but I didn’t want to take away from the hard work of everyone who worked on the project, so I said ok. That was the last time I was contacted about any type of public statement or apology from Lucasfilm. I found out through social media, like everyone else, that I had been fired.”
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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: Bari Weiss