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Actress and former MMA fighter Gina Carano reveals little-known details about her firing from “The Mandalorian” and discusses her latest projects in a new episode of “Tucker Carlson Today” on Fox Nation.
Carano, who famously played Cara Dunne in the Disney+ original series She was set to lead her own show for the stage when she was booted over a series of controversial tweets surrounding the coronavirus pandemic, voter fraud in the 2020 presidential election, and Twitter’s refusal to specify her pronouns .
She became the target of intense online backlash, but the final straw came when the actress compared the dangerous division in American politics to Nazi Germany. That’s when his agent, lawyer campaigner and employer released him without any notice. She said that her career was essentially “cancelled” overnight.
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“I was just trying to keep my head down, not cause any problems – work hard, get the next job, be really excited to be a part of every project, make sure you do your job to your full potential.” And on moving on to solidify that career where you can finally be like, Well, I’m ready. I’m ready,” Carano told Tucker Carlson in an episode available today on Fox Nation.
“I finally got to star in ‘The Mandalorian’ and then the world decided it was going to be mind-broken.”
Carano said she was never particularly active or outspoken when it came to politics, but that the summer of 2020 raised new questions for her, which she began to voice on Twitter.
“Nothing was connecting as we started moving,” she said. “And I was like, these people are being totally taken advantage of and they are not allowed to open their churches…. Those places are closed, but you can go down the street and spit in the face of a cop can, and you know, sweat and anger everywhere.”
“At that point… I really stopped buying into it,” Carano continued. “And then I started getting really upset.”
Carano told Carlson, “I was talking about lockdown, mass vaccination and pronounciation, before anyone even said a word about it. And so I was a little ahead.” “I’m sure if I had done it now, it wouldn’t have been a big deal. But because I was talking about it when no one else was talking about it, especially no one else in my industry …”
In February 2021, Lucasfilm announced that Carano had been let go of his part of the “Star Wars” spinoff cast. She told Carlson that it was her failure to go along with the Hollywood story that ultimately cost her her job.
“I became a fan on ‘The Mandalorian,’ but once I started getting controversial, they didn’t even let me do any interviews, and I wasn’t beating their drums,” she recalled.
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A Lucasfilm spokesperson said in a statement at the time that Carano’s “social media posts that defame people based on their cultural and religious identities are disgusting and unacceptable.”
In the days that followed, Carano was called a white supremacist, and everything from fanatic to racist, he described himself as a victim of a growing canceled culture mentality.
“They came after me so hard, they tried to set an example from me” she said.
As a former MMA fighter, Carano is no stranger to pain, but her experience over the past year has shattered her.
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“I’ve gotten a broken nose and a broken body sometimes, but everything I’ve done in Hollywood over the past year has broken my heart worse than any bone,” she said.
Carano said he is now at the point of “healing” and is optimistic about his future.
She starred in a Western film developed by The Daily Wire, “Terror on the Prairie”, in which she played Hattie McAllister, a tough-to-tough pioneer mother who rescues her children from outlaws while her husband (UFC Champion Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone) is elsewhere. The 40-year-old also works as a producer.
Carano has described the project as “closed” for him.
To learn more about Carano’s firing, the aftermath and how she’s spent her days since, watch the new episode of “Tucker Carlson Today,” available now on Fox Nation.
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