The relationship between the Walt Disney Company and actress Gina Carano is a strained one. The company decided to part ways with Carano due to her activity on social media and announced she will no longer be a part of the hit Star Wars series on Disney+, The Mandalorian, moving forward.
Now, Disney is making a push for Carano, among others, to be nominated for her work on the series at the Emmys.
Lucasfilm announced that Gina Carano would no longer be a part of The Mandalorian in a statement (published in The Hollywood Reporter). It wasn’t long before the news began circulating social media, which is how Carano says she found out she was fired. This was back in February of this year. Lucasfilm said that:
“Gina Carano is not currently employed by Lucasfilm and there are no plans for her to be in the future,” a Lucasfilm spokesperson said in a statement. “Nevertheless, her social media posts denigrating people based on their cultural and religious identities are abhorrent and unacceptable.”
This was followed up by similar statements from the CEO of the Walt Disney Company Bob Chapek, who said that Disney stands for,
“…values that are universal: respect, decency, integrity and inclusion, and we seek to have the content that we make reflective of the rich diversity of the world we live in. And I think that’s a world we should all live in harmony and peace.”
Now, however, Disney and Lucasfilm are including Gina Carano in their push for Emmy nomination for The Mandalorian Season 2 for her role as Cara Dune next to Pedro Pascal and many others.
For fans of the show, this is an interesting turn of events considering how public the separation between Lucasfilm and Gina Carano has been. It is not yet clear how Cara Dune (Gina Carano) will be taken out of the storyline of The Mandalorian for season 3.
The Mandalorian received a total of 15 Emmy nominations last year for the series’s first season. Carano was not nominated for Season 1, so if she were to receive the nomination this would be her first Emmy nomination for The Mandalorian.
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