Fired Mandalorian star Gina Carano claims Pedro Pascal told her to say ‘trans rights’ – she refused

Gina Carano, former star of The Mandalorian, says co-star Pedro Pascal tried to help her win over the public when she faced backlash in 2020 over her attitude towards pronouns.

Carano, who played Cara Dune in the Disney+ series, was fired from the show following a series of controversies, including sharing a number of social media posts that were considered offensive.

This included an Instagram post that seemingly compared being a Republican to being Jewish during the Holocaust. She was also widely accused of “mocking trans people” as she didn’t want to put her own pronouns in her bio, instead changing it to “boop/bop/beep”.

“I thought it was cute, like R2D2,” she told The Hollywood Reporter.

In an interview with Bari Weiss, Carano told Weiss that she was also trying to draw “attention to the abuse of the mob in forcing people to put pronouns in their bio”.

Pascal, who plays Din Djarin on the show, apparently tried to help the under-fire actress. Carano told The Hollywood Reporter that Pascal advised her to put #transrights in her social media feed and “they’ll leave you alone”.

Pedro Pascal is widely-known to be a staunch LGBTQ+ ally and has a transgender sister, Lux. In an interview with a Spanish-language magazine Ya, Lux explained that Pascal “was one of the first people to give me the tools that started shaping my identity” and was extremely supportive of her transition.

However, Carano says she didn’t follow his advice. “That’s not my style, to put hashtag anything. I’m also not going to put #TrumpsRights. He knows 1,000 percent I’m not homophobic or transphobic,” she said.

At the time, she said Pascal also tried to help her “understand why people were putting them [pronouns] in their bios” but Carano insisted that she wouldn’t be doing so as a “stand against bullying”.

Despite Pascal and Carano’s differences, she claims the pair remained friends. Carano said: “We’re both passionate. We just think a little bit differently. We had an agreement that – first and foremost – you’re a human being, and you’re my friend first.”

Carano is no longer a part of LucasFilm, which makes The Mandalorian, and has since decided to sue its parent company Disney for wrongful termination and “discriminatory treatment” due to her views.

The lawsuit is being funded by X Corp, owned by billionaire Elon Musk.

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