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Former ‘Mandalorian’ star Gina Carano praises Pedro Pascal in new interview

‘The Mandalorian’ co-stars were friends, even if they had political differences

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Cara Dune in “The Mandalorian” Season 2.

Cara Dune (Gina Carano) in “The Mandalorian” Season 2. ‘The Mandalorian’ costars were friends, even if they differed politically.

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Former “The Mandalorian” star Gina Carano recently praised her former co-star Pedro Pascal in a new interview.

What’s going on?

Carano was recently interviewed on “The Ben Shapiro Show” about her exit from Disney and Lucasfilm. She spoke about getting fired from Lucasfilm and what it meant for her future.

She also spoke about her former co-star Pascal, who plays the Mandalorian on “The Mandalorian.” She specifically responded to questions about Pascal’s old tweet that compared the treatment of undocumented children to Jewish people being locked away in cages, and his decision to post Texas Sen. Ted Cruz’s number online, according to Entertainment Weekly.

  • “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 OK, “ she said.
  • “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.”

Carano said on “The Ben Shapiro Show” she felt both sides of the political aisle tried to pull the two stars apart from each other.

  • “That’s what’s been really crazy,” she adds. “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.”

Why was Carano fired?

Lucasfilm cut ties with Carano after a recent social media post. She shared an Instagram photo post on her Instagram story that compared Jewish people being attacked in the streets during the Nazi Germany era to how people in the United States are treated because of their political beliefs, as I wrote for the Deseret News.

Soon after, the hashtag #FireGinaCarano trended nationally (this has happened several times over the last six months), which I wrote about for the Deseret News. Then, Lucasfilm released a statement that said she had been let go.

  • “Gina Carano is not currently employed by Lucasfilm and there are no plans for her to be in the future. Nevertheless, her social media posts denigrating people based on their cultural and religious identities are abhorrent and unacceptable,” a Lucasfilm spokesperson said in a statement (via io9).