GINA Carano said she was “deeply bullied” by Lucasfilm in her first sit-down interview with Ben Shapiro.
The 38-year-old actress was recently fired from Disney+’s The Mandalorian over her “anti-semitic” social media posts.
Gina claimed she was ‘deeply bullied’ by Lucasfilm during her first sit-down interviewCredit: DailyWire
The actress was fired from The Mandalorian following ‘anti-semitic’ postsCredit: AP:Associated Press
Deadline shared a teaser from the interview, which will air in its entirety on The Ben Shapiro Show on Sunday.
Gina portrayed the recurring role of Rebel Alliance soldier Cara Dune for the first two seasons of The Mandalorian.
During the interview, Gina told Ben: “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.
“I’m not the only one that’s ever been bullied by this company, and I know that so deeply.”
The actress added: “I could share a story which would turn things around in the media but I can’t because it would sell out a friend…Everyone is afraid of losing their job.”
Gina said everyone at the company is ‘afraid of losing their job’Credit: DailyWire
Ben Shapiro conducted the interviewCredit: DailyWire
Gina added that she knew her time with the company was coming to an end before she was fired, explaining: “You know how boxers head-hunt sometimes and forget to go for the body? I feel like Disney or Lucasfilm or whoever it is, just certain people at that company…I feel like I’ve been being head-hunted.”
“Just a couple of weeks ago, Lucasfilm asked an artist that they employ to erase my character and put a different character in place, and he proudly announces this on Twitter, and erases my character and puts another character in place. All the fans of Cara Dune were just outraged. They were like ‘Why didn’t you add the character? Why did you have to take off the character? Is there something wrong? Is Gina getting fired?”
After sharing she learned that she was fired through social media, The Mandalorian actress revealed she accidentally received an email from a Disney staffer as she received backlash on social media from her controversial post.
She said: “They accidentally sent me an email, which was very enlightening, so I knew. I knew they were paying attention. I know there were some people who went to bat for me, but I know that they didn’t win out at the end.”
Gina said she felt like she’s ‘been being head-hunted’Credit: DailyWire
The actress starred as Cara Dune on the popular Disney+ showCredit: Disney+
In the Instagram post, Gina said of the extermination of millions: “How is that any different from hating someone for their political views?”
A spokesperson for Lucasfilm then confirmed that Gina will not return to the show, stating: “Gina Carano is not currently employed by Lucasfilm and there are no plans for her to be in the future.”
The statement continued: “Nevertheless, her social media posts denigrating people based on their cultural and religious identities are abhorrent and unacceptable.”
She faced backlash for comparing having differing political views to Nazi Germany
During the interview with Ben, Gina argued that there’s a double standard held by the studio when it comes to one’s political views, stating: “They’ve been all over me and they’ve been watching me like a hawk, and I’m watching people on the same production and they can say everything they want, and that’s where I had a problem. I had a problem because I wasn’t going along with the narrative…”
The actress, who is outspoken about her political beliefs on social media, added: “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, they point their guns at you, and 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.’” They’re making it very obvious through their employees who were coming for me, and so I was like, ‘I’m going to go down swinging and I’m going to stay true to myself.’”
Gina admitted she was ‘prepared at any point to be let go’Credit: Getty Images – Getty