EXCLUSIVE: Gina Carano will talk about her dismissal The Mandalorian in an interview with the Daily Wire’s Ben Shapiro, which we can preview here on Deadline.
The interview, which is due to take place on Sunday The Ben Shapiro show, is Carano’s first photoshoot since she was launched from the hit Disney + Lucasfilm series last week for controversial social media posts.
“I’ve been through so much, and I’ve seen so much now, clearly, of the bullying that has taken place, and I’ve seen it before,” the actress will tell Shapiro who she has a new contract with of movie. “I am not the only one who has been bullied by this company, and I know it so deeply,” she said.
She adds, “I could share a story that would make a difference in the media, but I can’t because it would sell a friend… Everyone is afraid of losing their job.”
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Carano, who played bounty hunter Cara Dune in the show’s first two seasons, will talk about how she knew the writing was on the wall before her recent ouster.
“Do you know how boxers sometimes chase their heads and forget to get the body?” I feel like Disney or Lucasfilm or whoever it is, just some of the people in this business… I feel like I’ve been kicked out of my head (…) and you can feel it. Just a few weeks ago, Lucasfilm asked an artist they employ to erase my character and put a different character in place, and he proudly announces it on Twitter, erases my character and puts another character in place. All Cara Dune fans were just outraged. They were like ‘Why didn’t you add the character? Why did you have to remove the character? Is anything wrong? Does Gina get fired?
Ultimately, Carano says she found out she wouldn’t be returning to the show the same way most people did: via social media.
“I found out that I had been looking on the internet, and you know, you check your Twitter and I’m all the rage and the hashtag ‘fire Gina Carano’ worked.”
But she also says she accidentally received an email from a Disney staff member following the social media reaction to her posts.
“They accidentally emailed me, which was very informative, so I knew it. I knew they were careful. I know there were people who went out to fight for me, but I know they didn’t win in the end.
Carano agrees with conservative commentator Shapiro that she believes there is a double standard at play at the studio based on her policy. “They’ve been all over me and they’re looking at me like a hawk, and I’m looking at people on the same production and they can say whatever they want, and that’s where I had a problem. I had a problem because I didn’t accept the story… “
Carano says she didn’t want to go back on comments she made or stop expressing herself on social media.
“I was ready to be fired at any time because I saw this happen to so many people. I saw the looks on their faces. I’ve seen the bullying that takes place, and so when it starts they point their guns at you, and you know it’s only a matter of time. I saw this happen to so many people, and I just said to myself (…) “you are coming for me, I know you are”. “They make it very obvious through their employees who were coming for me, and so I was like, ‘I’m going to swing and I’m going to stay true to myself.’ “
She said to Shapiro at another point, “When you called, my body is still shaking. It’s devastating, but the thought of it happening to someone else, especially someone who couldn’t handle this the way I can, no they can’t. They fail to give the impression that people feel like that (….) And if I get blocked, it will allow these companies, which have a history of lying, to lie and do that to other people, and they I’ve done it to other people, and I’m not going to fall without a fight.
Carano’s controversial social media posts, described by Lucasfilm as “obnoxious,” also saw her abandoned by her agency UTA. The former MMA star and dead Pool The actress stirred up hell when she shared an article on TikTok comparing the currently divided political climate in the United States to Nazi Germany.
“The Jews were beaten in the streets, not by Nazi soldiers but by their neighbors… even by children. Because the story is edited, most people today don’t realize that in order to get to the point where Nazi soldiers could easily round up thousands of Jews, the government first made their own neighbors hate them. simply because they were Jews. How is it different from hating someone for their political views, ”she wrote.
Another photo from Carano’s Instagram story featured a person with multiple masks covering their face and head with the caption: “Meanwhile in California.”
Both posts were deleted from the actress’ Instagram, but others recovered and reposted them. The actress has previously courted controversy for articles on voter fraud and gender pronouns.
It’s unclear if she signed an NDA with Disney, which is common on major film and TV franchises. We have contacted the studio for comment.