Gina Carano’s firing a couple of weeks ago by Lucasfilm from the Disney+ show The Mandalorian stirred up social media like nothing before. A lot of the fans who campaigned for her firing were relieved after hearing the news whereas her right-wing fans were enraged. After all, many considered that speaking out about one’s personal beliefs shouldn’t be grounds for getting fired.
Overtime fans and anti-fans were hoping to hear various cast and crew members speak about Gina Carano’s firing. Now one of them finally has.
Comedian Bill Burr spoke about Carano’s firing in a recent podcast and praised the actress. He basically says that he doesn’t know about anything and that he will have to watch his words since he is on The Mandalorian as well.
But he did say that Carano is a sweetheart and a nice person. He later on also said in the podcast that it’s a crazy time out there with people just waiting to destroy someone. Here is the full quote:
“It’s a weird time. I don’t know. Unless she did some truly horrible sh*t. I don’t know. I don’t know what the f*ck it is. I’m on that f*cking show. Now, I gotta watch what the f*ck I say. She was an absolute sweetheart. Super nice f*cking person. And you know, whatever, and somehow someone will take this video and they’ll make me say something else and try to get rid of my bald action figure. That’s how it is out there. It’s f*cking crazy time. People just waiting, laying in the weeds. Now it’s becoming like, ‘Hey you made an ignorant comparison’. There goes your dream, right? I look at that and it’s like, ‘Who the f*ck stands up to that?’.”
Till now a lot of the major cast members have remained silent on Carano’s firing. It’s suspected that Lucasfilm and Disney both have instructed star Pedro Pascal and producers Dave Filoni as well as Jon Favreau to remain silent about the firing. They surely must be hoping that the entire matter will settle by the time they begin filming for season 3 in late 2021.
Even though a majority of her castmates have shied away from commenting on the matter, but Care Dune herself hasn’t. She has talked about her side of the matter and claimed that Disney basically bullied her. Carano has said that Disney at first tried to warn her and instructed her to be careful about what she shared on social media.
But she refused and ended up mocking trans people and their usage of pronouns later on. According to Carano, Disney told her to publish a written apology that they were giving her. But she refused and instead offered her version that Disney obviously didn’t like. Carano says that after this things went radio silent and there was no communication between her team and the company.
She even said that she didn’t know about her own firing and instead came to know about it from social media.
There seem to be different sides of the story here. But for now, it’s certain that Carano isn’t coming back. After all, it looks like Disney didn’t want to deal with a divisive star in their famous show. But The Mandalorian isn’t stopping anytime soon due to this firing. Season 3 is set to begin shooting soon.
Source: Bounding Into Comics