In a statement issued by Lucasfilm, a spokesperson said: “Gina Carano is no longer an employee of Lucasfilm and there are no plans for her to be in the future. Undoubtedly, her social media posts that denigrate people based on cultural and religious identities are aberrant and unacceptable.
The UTA talent agency also gave up working with it, a representative confirmed.
On Wednesday, the hashtag #FireGinaCarano was among the most popular. Her Instagram post provoked a strong reaction. The message was deleted, but the screenshots continued to be shared by users, who requested that she be fired from the Disney + show.
It is not the first time that Carano, who played the role of Cara Dune in “The Mandalorian”, has been at the center of a controversy on social media for her political comments. In November, she made fun of wearing a mask on Twitter in the context of the pandemic and falsely suggested that the presidential election had been rigged.
“They have been looking for a reason to fire her for two months, and today was the last straw,” a source close to Lucasfilm told THR.
The “The Mandalorian” series, nominated for this year’s Golden Globes, was launched on Disney + in November 2019 and helped the streaming service gain a significant number of subscribers. The character Cara Dune quickly became one of the favorites of fans of the “Star Wars” universe.
According to some sources, Lucasfilm was going to turn Carano into the star of his Disney + series, but the messages published on Twitter in November made the company’s directors change their minds.
Several shows based on “The Mandalorian” are in preparation, produced by Jon Favreau and Dave Filoni, including “Rangers of the New Republic”, in which she could have played a leading role. After the online controversy, the decision was quickly made to end the relationship with the actress.
Carano has also starred in films such as “Deadpool” and “Fast & Furious 6”. Steven Soderbergh co-starred in “Haywire” (2011), a film that launched his career.