Gina Carano Is Out at 'The Mandalorian' After Controversial Social Media Posts
LOS ANGELES – Gina Carano, who played a popular character on Disney+ series "The Mandalorian," has been fired by LucasFilm, the series producer after the actress posted a series of controversial social media posts that echoed extreme right wing political leanings.
Carano's talent agency, United Talent Agency, also announced yesterday that it was dropping the actress.
"Gina Carano is not currently employed by Lucasfilm and there are no plans for her to be in the future," a spokesperson for Lucasfilm said in a statement. "Nevertheless, her social media posts denigrating people based on their cultural and religious identities are abhorrent and unacceptable."
The action came Wednesday after Carano shared several offensive posts on her Instagram stories on Tuesday night, including one that likened being a Republican today as the same the treatment of Jews in Nazi Germany. In another post, Carano mocked mask wearing when she posted a photo of a person wearing multiple cloth masks with the caption, "Meanwhile in California..."
In another post, she falsely suggested that there was voter fraud during the 2020 presidential election.
Carano had played Cara Dune, a former Rebel trooper who had become a Marshall for the New Republic on the show and had been the focus of a possible spinoff series from the show, according to the Hollywood Reporter, but those plans fell by the wayside when concerns were raised last month by her social media posts.
The actress had been an MMA fighter when she began acting nearly 10 years ago, and went on to appear in such as films as Deadpool and Fast & Furious 6. Steven Soderbergh's 2011 film Haywire, which helped launch her acting career.