Gina Carano posted an emotional message reflecting on her cancelation in a post you can read below.
The Mandalorian actor Gina Carano took to Instagram to share some of her thoughts about being canceled. She started her post with a Banksy quote and went on to talk about how she has been resting and healing from the experience. Take a look at the post below:
If you missed out on the story before, Gina Carano was fired by Disney and Lucasfilm from her role as Cara Dune on The Mandalorian after making some controversial posts on social media. One of these posts seemingly compared being a conservative in America to being Jewish during Nazi-era Germany. Other posts included her mocking mask-wearing during the pandemic and election conspiracies about the 2020 election.
Gina Carano’s frequent divisive social media posts led to her employer firing her, with Disney citing that Carano didn’t align with their values. Carano’s career was on a promising trajectory before her firing, as there were seemingly big plans for her character Cara Dune on The Mandalorian. Now, her character was simply mentioned in passing during the Season 3 premiere of the series to explain her missing presence.
To explain the absence of Gina Carano’s Cara Dune, Carl Weathers’ Greef Carga explained that Dune was promoted to the Special Forces of the New Republic for her role in capturing Giancarlo Esposito’s Moff Gideon. She was also likely going to be the star of the announced Rangers of the New Republic series, but that obviously fell apart as well.
Recently, it was announced that Dave Filoni would be directing a Star Wars film that tied together many of the Disney+ Star Wars series, so we won’t be seeing Carano there either.
Since her controversial comments, Gina Carano has primarily found work acting for films produced by far-right news outlets like the Daily Wire and Breitbart. These films included Terror on the Prarie, a film about a frontierswoman protecting her home from outlaws, and My Son Hunter, a film about Hunter Biden. As of now, Carano has no upcoming projects lined up.
It’s difficult to tell in Gina Carano’s Instagram post if she’s sorry for her posting history or if she’s just sorry that the backlash from her posts affected her. Regardless, it doesn’t seem likely that Carano will be getting any work from Disney and Lucasfilm in the near future. Her firing had a sense of finality to it, and it doesn’t seem likely that Disney would change their tune anytime soon.
Before her acting career began, Gina Carano was best known for her mixed martial arts career. Carano competed in EliteXC and Strikeforce from 2006 to 2009, with a 7-1 record. Her popularity in the sport helped to launch her acting career after her retirement.
As for The Mandalorian, the series recently finished its Gina Carano-less third season, airing its season finale on April 19. Pedro Pascal returned in the lead role along with Katee Sackhoff as Bo-Katan Kryze. You can stream all of the third season, along with the other two seasons, of The Mandalorian now on Disney+.