Before Disney fired Gina Carano from her role as Cara Dune, apparently The Mandalorian star Pedro Pascal was trying to save her from being fired, according to gossip writer Daniel Richtman.
According to Richtman on his Patreon page, “Pedro Pascal tried really hard to get Gina to change her ways so she won’t get fired but she didn’t wanna listen.” The “ways” of which Richtman speaks revolved around offensive posts and what Disney called “abhorrent and unacceptable,” as they said in their statement when they fired Carano.
Pedro Pascal, who plays Din Djarin in the hit Disney+ series, has stood by Carano’s side in the past, so this rumor that he tried to save Carano from getting fired wouldn’t be out of the ordinary. Pascal, as you may recall, famously talked to Carano about her transphobic mocking when she added “boop/bop/beep” after her name on Twitter and even seemingly backed her on his own Instagram when he posted a Mandalorian poster while describing Carano as “indomitable.”
Carano even tweeted out that she and Pedro Pascal had spoken about it saying, “Yes, Pedro & I spoke & he 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 you all who choose to. I stand against bullying, especially the most vulnerable & freedom to choose.” Recently, Pedro Pascal’s sister came out as a trans woman, which Pascal celebrated by calling her “my heart” in an Instagram post.
Regardless of her “understanding”, Carano took massive heat from some after the “boop/bop/beep” addition.
Of course, Gina Carano being Gina Carano, she wasn’t going to stand by idly while social media took their shots. “Beep/bop/boop has zero to do with mocking trans people 🤍& 💯 to do with exposing the bullying mentality of the mob that has taken over the voices of many genuine causes. I want people to know you can take hate with a smile. So BOOP you for misunderstanding. 😊 #AllLoveNoHate.”
While it’s not clear if Richtman’s rumor that Pedro Pascal tried to help Gina Carano before she was fired, it’s also rumored that Carano’s Cara Dune was going to be a bigger part of the Star Wars universe going forward. Not only was Dune likely to continue to appear on The Mandalorian, but it is also rumored that Disney planned on announcing a Gina Carano-starring spinoff a few months ago, but decided against the reveal after her social media pages started to come under fire. While nothing has been confirmed, it seems as though Carano might have starred in the secretive new series, Rangers of the New Republic, which is also a spinoff of The Mandalorian.
But in the relatively short time since Gina Carano’s firing, both she and Pedro Pascal have taken on new projects. Carano has announced she is working on a new film for Ben Shapiro’s conservative website, The Daily Wire. Pascal announced that he would be starring in HBO’s adaptation of The Last of Us, presumably as the lead character, Joel. Pascal will also be starring in Judd Apatow’s latest comedy, The Bubble, alongside Karen Gillan.
While Gina Carano has to deal with the consequences of her actions, at least Pedro Pascal supposedly tried to help her when Disney was threatening to fire her. It’s still unclear if future Star Wars projects will recast the character of Cara Dune, or if we’ve seen the last of this character.