Gina Carano No Longer in Future 'Star Wars' Projects
Actress Gina Carano has made no effort to hide her controversial stances across social media. Due to the upsetting nature of her posting, Lucasfilm decided to take action.
For the first two seasons of The Mandalorian (2019-), Carano played bounty hunter Cara Dune, and by the progression of her character's involvement in the series, it insinuated that she'd be featured more in later series. In major contrast, Lucasfilm's spokesperson issued a statement about Carano and her online behavior.
“Gina Carano is not currently employed by Lucasfilm and there are no plans for her to be in the future. Nevertheless, her social media posts denigrating people based on their cultural and religious identities are abhorrent and unacceptable," Lucasfilm said.
The actress has been vocal about her political stances through her posts, commenting on social issues and current socio-political climates. Deadline reports that she shared a TikTok comparing political division in the United States to Nazi Germany. “Jews were beaten in the streets, not by Nazi soldiers but by their neighbors," she wrote, "even by children. Because history is edited, most people today don’t realize that to get to the point where Nazi soldiers could easily round up thousands of Jews, the government first made their own neighbors hate them simply for being Jews. How is that any different from hating someone for their political views?"
Deadline also noted that Carano was critical of the use of masks that have been used to protect oneself and others from the Coronavirus, posting a picture to her Instagram story that featured an individual with multiple face masks on, captioned "Meanwhile in California."
The actress' social media accounts have been purged of posts that support her political stances, and though she may have deleted them in real-time, fans still called out for Carano's removal from The Mandalorian, creating the hashtag #FireGinaCarano while tagging show creator Jon Favreau, Star Wars, Lucasfilm, Disney+ and Disney in posts.
Carano is no stranger to stirring the pot with her opinions, commenting on voter fraud and the use of mask-wearing. In November, she had joked about the use of pronouns being displayed on social media and had listed "beep/bop/boop" in her Twitter bio. After her actions were pointed out to be transphobic in nature, she said that “[The Mandalorian star Pedro Pascal] helped me understand why people were putting them in their bios. I didn’t know before but I do now. I won’t be putting them in my bio but good for all you who choose to. I stand against bullying, especially the most vulnerable & freedom to choose.”
There has been no news regarding the character of Cara Dune and how The Mandalorian will approach her fate. It appears that even in an attempt to backtrack her previous statements, that Carano will be departing from Lucasfilm altogether.