After an explosive week and a half of news surrounding the firing of The Mandalorian star Gina Carano from Disney/Lucasfilm, the actress is sharing more about her side of the story in regards to the events leading up to the firing.
Carano sat down with The Daily Wire’s Ben Shapiro on The Ben Shapiro Show for an extensive, hour-long interview about everything that’s happened so far. (You can watch the interview in the video at the bottom of this page.) And among one of the biggest highlights of Carano’s interview on Sunday was how she compared her treatment in the media to The Mandalorian co-star Pedro Pascal after a nearly similar situation.
The Cara Dune actress was fired after a social media post she shared made references to Nazi Germany, and #FireGinaCarano subsequently began trending. (This social media post seems to be more like the straw that broke the camel’s back more than the one and only post that led to her firing.) But once that happened, some people brought up that Pascal, who shared a tweet in 2018 comparing children in cages to the Holocaust, should also be held accountable for his social media post.
In response to that, Carano defended her relationship with Pascal as co-stars, noting they would have to agree to disagree with some of their beliefs. She said to Shapiro in the interview:
"I adore Pedro. I adore him. I know he’s said and done some hurtful things. I don’t think posting anybody’s number on social media is okay.But we had an agreement after we realized we were a little bit politically different. We had an agreement that, first and foremost, you’re a human being. And you’re my friend first."
Additionally, she commented on how she feels each of them are passionate about their beliefs, saying:
"You see these people [on one side] being so passionate and you see people [on the opposing side] being so passionate. I just love that we’re both passionate. We think a little bit differently, I think, through our different experiences. I know that we both have misstepped on our tweets. We’re not perfect. We’re human beings. But he’s not a bad human being. He’s a sweet person."
Gina Carano knew she was being watched closely
This may come as no surprise anyway. Celebrities have always been closely watched. And with social media, their words and actions have been watched more closely than ever — especially considering if something blows up like this, it has the unfortunate opportunity of reflecting poorly on the company. That being said, Carano revealed she knew she was likely in jeopardy because of the social media posts she had been sharing, which ranged from posts about the presidential election/voter fraud, to pronoun use and even anti-mask sentiment.
Here’s what Carano had to say about when she discovered she was essentially on thin ice with the company:
"They accidentally sent me an email which was very enlightening. So I knew they were paying close attention. I know that there are some people that went to bat for me, but I know that they didn’t really win out in the end."
And she added later:
"They’ve been all over me and they’ve been watching me like a hawk. And I’m watching people on the same production, and they can say everything they want. And that’s where I had a problem. I had a problem because I wasn’t going along with the narrative."
For her, she said she was prepared to be let go at any point because of her experience seeing that happen with other people like her. By then, she figured she could be next. And in the end, she made the decision to “stay true to [herself]” and “[go] down swinging.”
As we reported on previously, Carano will be teaming up with Shapiro for a future movie, though details are scarce on that. To see the entire telling interview with Gina Carano, you can watch the video down below.