In her first interview after getting fired from The Mandalorian, Gina Carano went on The Ben Shapiro Show to discuss her recent experiences. Despite saying she was “bullied” by Disney and talked about being “canceled,” the actress had kind words for The Mandalorian star, Pedro Pascal.
In the interview, Gina Carano stated, “I adore Pedro,” and said that the two realized that they had political differences, but decided to put that aside, making an agreement that “first and foremost, you’re a human being. And you’re my friend first.” But despite this appreciation for Pascal, Carano also stated that “we both have misstepped on our tweets,” saying that neither she nor Pedro Pascal are perfect.
Gina Carano seems to be supporting Pedro Pascal because of a tweet posted in 2018, which compared undocumented children at the Mexican border to Jews in 1944 Germany being put in concentration camps. Carano herself was soon fired after posting a meme on Instagram which compared being Republican to being Jewish during the Holocaust. Carano also said in the interview, “I don’t think posting anyone’s number on social media is okay,” referring to Pedro Pascal posting Texas Senator Ted Cruz’s phone number on Twitter. However, the number that Pascal shared was publicly listed on Ted Cruz’s own website.
Gina Carano also claimed that she isn’t the only one being bullied by Disney, and hints that she knew of a story that would change things in the media, but she won’t do so, because “it would sell out a friend.” Carano also states that “Everyone is afraid of losing their job,” although it seems as though those who aren’t comparing being conservative to being put in a concentration camp and murdered don’t seem that worried about losing their jobs.
Only two days after Gina Carano was fired by Lucasfilm and The Mandalorian, the actress announced that she would be collaborating with Ben Shapiro on a new movie project for The Daily Wire subscribers. While it’s not clear what this project is or when it will go into production, it seems to be the only project that Carano is currently involved with.
Meanwhile, Gina Carano’s former castmate Pedro Pascal has a thriving career. Not only is the actor returning for season three of The Mandalorian in the near future, but the show is also receiving several spinoffs, which include Ahsoka, The Book of Boba Fett, and Rangers of the New Republic, which was rumored to star Carano. In addition to the Star Wars universe, Pascal will also be starring in Judd Apatow’s latest comedy, The Bubble, and will be the lead in HBO’s highly-anticipated adaptation of the video series, The Last of Us.
While the call for Gina Carano’s firing had been long and strong for months after a pattern of controversial social media posts, including tweets that questioned the validity of the election, and mocked those who chose to wear masks, the call for Pedro Pascal to be fired is relatively small, comparatively.
In Pedro Pascal’s defense, children were kept in cages in both images and instances, whereas Carano’s comparison between conservatism and the Holocaust is far from the reality of the situation. But at least fans of The Mandalorian can know that even though Carano’s Cara Dune won’t be returning, at least there is no bad blood between Carano and Pascal.