Former MMA Fighter Gina Carano Out of ‘Mandalorian’ Role, Dropped By Talent Agency

Recent remarks online from former MMA fighter Gina Carano has put a dent in her acting career, forcing her out of her talent agency and dissolving her working relationship with Disney studio Lucasfilm.

Backlash towards Carano comes after she shared a post on Instagram likening a modern-day U.S. conservative to being a Jewish person in Nazi Germany.

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

Talent agency UTA has since parted ways with Carano as well, per a report from Deadline.

Carano played the role of Cara Dune in the Disney+ TV series “The Mandalorian.” The position was Carano’s biggest in her career since playing roles in movies like “Deadpool” and “Fast & Furious 6.”

Carano has been vocal in her support for far-right wing conspiracies in the past, supporting ideas like QAnon and widespread U.S. election fraud.

Calls for Carano’s removal from a spot on “The Mandalorian” have been present for months. However, they intensified again on Wednesday after Carano’s social media post.

Carano had an eight-fight MMA career that spanned from 2006 to 2009. She is best known for her bouts in Strikeforce and EliteXC, fighting trailblazers in women’s MMA like Cris Cyborg and Julie Kedzie.

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