With the release of the Star Wars series The Mandalorian on Disney Plus, actress Gina Carano broke through as quite the action star. While her career had already been going long before appearing on the sci-fi series, it was her character Cara Dune that made her even more popular with audiences. Of course, it wasn’t long after the second season that Gina Carano began making controversial statements on social media – which ultimately resulted in her being fired from The Mandalorian and most of mainstream Hollywood. Gina Carano never stopped making these controversial types of statements, and now it appears she earned a spot on the list for top trending actors on Google in 2021.
This isn’t exactly surprising, considering the wide amount of stories that have been released over the year. Aside from being fired, for example, she also started multiple other new productions – some of which were canceled – and then continued to make headlines by starting other ventures. In between these efforts, Gina Carano continued to make controversial statements that earned her the aforementioned trending actor spot.
Now she’s reacted to her spot on the list:
The Top Trending Actors on Google in 2021 Have Been Revealed. https://t.co/Ph9Yzr5FiP
— Gina Carano 🕯 (@ginacarano) December 10, 2021
Unfortunately, many of the actors that were trending in 2021 are there because of controversy. Aside from Gina Carano, for example, actor Alec Baldwin earned the number one spot. The actor was recently involved with a terrible accident on the set of Rust, where the film’s cinematographer Halyna Hutchins was shot and killed.
In any case, it’s clear that Gina Carano is completely fine having placed on the list – and seems to even enjoy it. Although controversy can be a good form of publicity, it would be nice to see more actors earn their spots on such a list for having made stellar projects instead. Hopefully that will be the case by the time next year comes around, and we can see what 2022 has to offer.