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Comedian Bill Burr, who plays Migs Mayfield in The Mandalorian, has discussed his former co-star Gina Carano and her recent firing from the popular Disney+ show.
Last month it was confirmed that Disney and LucasFilm had severed ties with Carano, who played Rebel sharpshooter Cara Dune in The Mandalorian. The actor was dropped from any future Star Wars projects not long after she shared a social media post drawing certain parallels to being Republican in 2021 and being Jewish during the Holocaust.
"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."
Burr, who has appeared in a handful of episodes of The Mandalorian as one of Din Djarin's criminal associates, defended Carano on a recent episode of The Bill Bert Podcast (via GameSpot). He described his former colleague as an "absolute sweetheart", and believes he now has to be much more careful about what he says in public.
"It's a weird time," he said. "Unless she did some truly horrible shit or said overtly racist s***.I don't know. I think there is just too many channels. And then you gotta do sensational s***. I don't know what the f*** it is. I'm on that f***ing show. Now, I gotta watch what the f*** I say."
The actor added that he feels people these days are "waiting" for actors and celebrities to say something offensive that may land them in hot water. "She was an absolute sweetheart," Burr said. "Super nice f***ing person. And you know whatever and somehow someone will take this video and they'll make me say something else and try to get rid of my bald action figure. It's how it is out there. It's fucking crazy times. People just waiting, laying in the weeds."
Carano's departure from The Mandalorian came as something of a shock to us, but reports have since suggested Disney attempted to warn her about her conduct several times. As for the future of Cara Dune? Disney has confirmed there are currently no plans to recast her - she'll most likely be written out or forgotten altogether.
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