It was rather surprising when the announcement was made that Gina Carano would be fired from The Mandalorian. The decision made by Disney was quite divisive. Fans that wanted Carano to be fired for her controversial tweets were pleased, while other fans were upset with the decision. In any case, Carano apparently didn’t realize she was fired until she checked social media like everyone else. She revealed as much while speaking in a new interview, which went into detail about some of her past experiences as well – including being bullied by Disney.
Here’s what Gina Carano had to say about the social media fiasco while in her interview via Common Sense with Bari Weiss:
“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.”
She then further explained that was the last she’d actually heard from Lucasfilm. Apparently it wasn’t until she looked on social media that she even realized she had been fired from The Mandalorian.
“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.”
And now, in a recent interview with Deadline, the actress claims she was bullied by Disney:
“I’ve been through so much, and I’ve seen so much now, clearly, of the bullying that’s been taking place, and I saw it before. I’m not the only one that’s ever been bullied by this company, and I know that so deeply. I could share a story which would turn things around in the media but I can’t because it would sell out a friend. Everyone is afraid of losing their job.”
“[The] thought of this happening to anybody else, especially to somebody who could not handle this the way I can, no, they don’t get to do that. They don’t get to make people feel like that, and if I buckle, it’ll make it okay for these companies, who have a history of lying, to be lying and to do this to other people, and they’ve done it to other people, and I’m not going down without a fight.”
As stated above, many fans were divided on social media when Gina Carano was fired. It’s unclear how much this will impact The Mandalorian, but one thing is for sure. Audiences should not be expecting the actress to return as Cara Dune any time soon.