Since filming The Mandalorian, Gina Carrano says her world has been different. Welcome to the Star Wars family, Cara Dune.
Being a part of Star Wars has a way of changing lives, especially for the actors. The Mandalorian hasn’t even aired yet and Gina Carrano’s world has already changed.
Carrano is one of the leads of The Mandalorian and while there hasn’t been much revealed about her role yet, it has already changed her world, she revealed in an interview with Entertainment Tonight.
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Executive producer Jon Favreau was incredibly inspiring. He pushed her, challenged her and believed in her. That made a huge difference for Carrano and in her approach to The Mandalorian.
"“He looked at me before my big scene, one of my biggest introductory scenes in Mandalorian, and he was like, ‘We’re gonna change your trajectory right now,'” she recalled. “I think he’s a very honest man, and he’s seen the struggle, and he’s seen what happens to careers and he’s like, ‘We’re gonna change your path right now’… He’s like, ‘From here on out, you’re gonna choose jobs that are complementing [you]. And you’re gonna choose jobs that challenge you. And you’re gonna believe in yourself. From this scene forward.'”"
Carrano said she got teary listening to Favreau and then went out and “crushed that scene.”
But it did even more:
"“I couldn’t thank him enough, because I feel like my whole life since I shot that has been a different world,” she added."
The Mandalorian premieres on Disney+ on November 12 when the new streaming service goes live. It will be interesting to see that scene, given we know it’s part of her introduction, and watch as she smokes it.
She plays Cara Dune and is a former Rebel Shock Trooper. The Mandalorian takes places after Return of the Jedi when the galaxy is still reeling from the fall of the Empire and trying to finds its way with the New Republic.
It’s not just those who were part of the Empire hanging out on the outskirts of the galaxy, but those who would like to be forgotten – including former Rebels.
Yet, there is still so much we don’t know about the Star Wars live-action series that everything beyond that is just speculation. But as a shock trooper, Cara Dune likely was part of missions that required bloodshed. While fighting for freedom from the Empire, that’s still something difficult to contend with for some people.
Star Wars has an immersive lore. Carrano’s character will fit into it somehow.
Carrano says she’s already felt the love, citing when she came out stage at Star Wars Celebration and the crowd went wild.
The Mandalorian premieres on Disney+ on November 12.