Gina Carano had prepared herself to get axed from the Star Wars franchise after speaking out on several issues on social media.
Gina Carano tells conservative pundit Ben Shapiro that she was mentally ready to be fired from the first live-action series in the Star Wars franchise, The Mandalorian, after raising her voice on social media.
I was prepared to, at any point, to get let go, because I've seen this happen to so many people. You know, I've seen the looks on their faces.
The actress added she was aware of the bullying that happens when the entertainers express their personal opinions, stating:
They've quit Twitter, you know? They've quit speaking. They show up to their red carpet and they're depressed and they're sad and there are hard hearts that- 'cause like, you're gonna, you're coming for me, I know you are, it's not a, they're making it very obvious to their employees they were coming for me.
At the end of the day, Carano said she vowed she would remain loyal to herself—even if it meant she would eventually go down, but not without a fight.
The former Cara Dune actress continued,
And I'm gonna let that speak... It's still devastating, but the thought of this happening to anybody else, especially like somebody who could not handle this the way I can. Now, they don't get to do that. They don't get to make people feel like that.
Carano also informed Shapiro it was her duty to remain true to her beliefs, and not to bow down to pressure from her bosses for the sake of new generations.
If I buckle, it's gonna make it okay for these companies who have a history of lying, to be lying, and to do this to other people, and they've done it to other people. And I'm not going down without a fight.
Carano was removed from her role as Cara Dune in the hit Disney+ show in early February, after sharing a series of contentious social media posts. In one of her tweets, Carano seemed to poke fun at the idea of using gender pronouns.
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As per the actress, she was eventually pulled out of the program after declining to issue Lucasfilm's apology they had prepared for her and choosing to be vocal on her own social media pages.
Following her departure from The Mandalorian, it has recently been announced that Carano will be collaborating with Shapiro's The Daily Wire in writing, producing, directing, and starring her own feature. The specifics of the project have not been disclosed.