EXCLUSIVE: Gina Carano will open up to be released The Mandalorian in a seated interview with Ben Shapiro from The Daily Wire, which we can preview here at Deadline.
The interview should run on Sunday The Ben Shapiro Showis Carano’s first session on camera since she was booted for controversial social media posts from the hit Disney + Lucasfilm series last week.
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“I’ve been through so much, and I’ve now clearly seen so much of the bullying that took place, and I’ve seen it before,” the actress will tell Shapiro, with whom she has a new film contract. “I’m not the only one who has ever been bullied by this company, and I know it very well,” she will claim.
She adds, “I could share a story that would turn things around in the media, but I can’t because it would sell out a friend … Everyone is scared of losing their job.”
Carano, who played bounty hunter Cara Dune on the show’s first two seasons, will explain how she knew the writing was on the wall before her last fall.
“Do you know how boxers sometimes go head hunting and forget to choose the body? I feel like Disney or Lucasfilm or whoever, just certain people in this company … I feel like I’m head hunting (…) and you can feel it. Just a few weeks ago, Lucasfilm asked an artist to delete my character and place another character. He proudly announces this on Twitter, deletes my character and uses a different character. All the fans of Cara Dune were just outraged. They said, ‘Why didn’t you add the character? Why did you have to take off the character? Is something wrong? Is Gina getting fired? “
Ultimately, Carano said she found she wasn’t going to be on the series again like most of the rest of the world: through social media.
“As I found out, I was doing an internet search and you know you check your twitter and I’m trending and the hashtag ‘fire Gina Carano’ worked.”
But she also says that she accidentally received an email from a Disney employee after social media responded to her posts.
“You accidentally sent me an email that was very insightful, so I knew. I knew they were paying attention. I know there were some people who flew for me, but I know they didn’t win in the end. “
Carano continues to agree with Shapiro that she believes the studio has double standards depending on politics. “They were all over me and watching me like a hawk and I watch people in the same production and they can say anything they want and there I had a problem. I had a problem because I didn’t agree with the story … “
Carano says she didn’t want to go back on her comments or stop giving her opinion on social media.
“I was ready to be fired at any time because I saw this happen to so many people. I’ve seen the looks on their faces. I’ve seen the bullying going on and when this started they point their guns at you and you know it’s only a matter of time. I’ve seen it happen to so many people, and I just thought to myself (…): “You are coming for me, I know that it is you.” “They make it very clear through their staff, who are for me come, and so I said, ‘I will swing and I will be true to myself.’ ”
She tells Shapiro elsewhere: “When you called, my body is still shaking. It’s devastating, but the thought of it happens to someone else, especially someone who can’t handle it the way I can, no, they can’t. You can’t make people feel this way (…) and if I buckle up, it will be okay for these companies that have lied in the past to lie and do this to other people, and they will be OK I did it to other people and I won’t go down without a fight. “
Carano’s controversial social media posts, which Lucasfilm described as “hideous”, also failed her from her agency UTA. Former MMA star and Dead Pool The actress raised hell by sharing a TikTok post that compared the current divided political climate in the US to Nazi Germany.
“Jews were beaten on the street not by Nazi soldiers but by their neighbors … even by children. With the story being edited, most people today do not know that the government made their own neighbors hate them just for being Jews, to get to the point where Nazi soldiers could easily bring thousands of Jews together. How is that different from hating someone for their political views? “She wrote.
Another photo in Carano’s Instagram story showed a person with multiple masks on their face and head with the caption: “Meanwhile in California.”
Both posts were removed from the actress’ Instagram, but others have recorded and reposted them. The actress has previously sparked controversy over posts on election fraud and gender pronouns.
It’s not clear if she signed an NDA with Disney, which is common with major film and TV franchises.
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