After previously planning to give Gina Carano her own Star Wars series based on her fan-favorite Cara Dune character, Disney ultimately fired the former mixed martial artist earlier this year after she compared being a Republican in 2021’s America to being a Jewish person in Nazi Germany.
Carano, who signed a production deal with The Daily Wire following her firing from Disney, recently sat down with the website to discuss all things The Mandalorian, including her co-star Pedro Pascal.
“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, ” Carano told The Daily Wire, referring to Pascal tweeting Senator Ted Cruz’s publicly listed office phone number.
“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.”
In addition to her surprisingly positive comments about Pascal, Carano also spoke about how she was treated by her former employer, accusing the Mouse House of “bullying” her:
“I’ve been through so much, and I’ve seen so much now, clearly, of the bullying that’s been taking place, and I saw it before,” she said. “I’m not the only one that’s ever been bullied by this company, and I know that so deeply.”
“I was prepared at any point to be let go because I’ve seen this happen to so many people. I’ve seen the looks on their faces. I’ve seen the bullying that takes place and so when this started… you know it’s only a matter of time. I’ve seen it happen to so many people and I just thought to myself, ‘You’re coming for me, I know you are.’”
As for where Carano’s career is headed from here, the 38-year-old is partnering with Sharpiro’s The Daily Wire to produce and star in an upcoming film.
“The Daily Wire is helping make one of my dreams — to develop and produce my own film — come true. I cried out and my prayer was answered,” Carano said in a statement following the announcement of the deal. “I am sending out a direct message of hope to everyone living in fear of cancellation by the totalitarian mob. I have only just begun using my voice which is now freer than ever before, and I hope it inspires others to do the same. They can’t cancel us if we don’t let them.”
At this time, it has not been announced what the film will be about or when it will begin production. It has been announced, however, that the film will only be available exclusively to Daily Wire subscribers.