Washington [US], February 18 (ANI): Actor Gina Carano, who was fired from the hit 2019 drama series ‘The Mandalorian’ over inflammatory social media posts, will not be recast in the show’s upcoming season.
As per Fox News, the actor, who played Cara Dune in the ‘Star Wars’ series, will not be recast for the upcoming third season. The move was confirmed by a Disney spokesperson.
Earlier this week, Carano revealed that she was sidelined during the press promotion for the second season of the series after she and Lucasfilms, which produces the show and is owned by Disney, became at odds with each other.
Carano claims the friction began with Lucasfilm in November, last year when she changed her Twitter profile and added “beep/bop/boop” as her pronouns, which some people interpreted as a mocking of the transgender community. The star alleged that Lucasfilm wanted her to post an apology written by their team.
“Earlier on last year before ‘The Mandalorian’ came out, they wanted me to use their exact wording for an apology over pronoun usage. I declined and offered a statement in my own words. I made clear I wanted nothing to do with mocking the transgender community, and was just drawing attention to the abuse of the mob in forcing people to put pronouns in their bio,” she explained.
“That was the last time I was contacted about any type of public statement or apology from Lucasfilm,” Carano added. The actor also claimed that she found out via social media that she was fired from ‘The Mandalorian’.
On February 10, a Lucasfilm spokesperson said in a statement obtained by Variety, “Gina Carano is not currently employed by Lucasfilm and there are no plans for her to be in the future. Nevertheless, her social media posts denigrating people based on their cultural and religious identities are abhorrent and unacceptable.”
The actor played former Rebel Alliance soldier Cara Dune in ‘The Mandalorian’, an instant fan favourite series. There was even a plan to give Cara Dune a stand-alone show, but that has all been swept away amid the controversy.
However, Carano showed no contrition after the firing announcement was made. Instead, on Friday, she claimed to be a victim of cancel culture and said she would be teaming up with The Daily Wire, the conservative website run by Ben Shapiro, to develop and produce a movie project.
“I am sending out a direct message of hope to everyone living in fear of cancellation by the totalitarian mob. I have only just begun using my voice which is now freer than ever before, and I hope it inspires others to do the same. They can’t cancel us if we don’t let them,” she said on Friday.
As per Variety, Lucasfilm fired Carano, who starred in both seasons of Disney Plus’ ‘The Mandalorian’, on Wednesday night after she shared several controversial social media posts on her Instagram story.
One of the actor’s posts compared contemporary political differences to the treatment of Jews in Nazi Germany, and another post mocked the mask-wearing mandates amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Carano has also come under fire by posting misinformation about election fraud and mocking people who specify their gender pronouns.
The actor was also dropped by UTA as a client within hours after her Lucasfilm firing. Many users on Twitter used the hashtag #FireGinaCarano on Wednesday as a part of the social media backlash. (ANI)
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THE INCREDIBLE JOURNEY OF HARSHVARDHAN RANE
Actor Harshvardhan Rane has garnered a huge fan base over the years, thanks to his performances in films like Taish and Sanam Teri Kasam. Besides his acting ventures, Rane is also loved for being an adventure enthusiast. While he loves riding motorbikes, he also owns an off-roader, which he’s named Jango. Interestingly, he’s owned the 4×4 for eight years and now he’s become the face of the brand!
His friends and fans call him ‘the mountain boy’ and they are well aware that Harshvardhan holds Jango very close to his heart. He’s done various adventure trails with it and he’s spent days eating, sleeping and literally staying in it at deserted locations. Now, becoming a face for the brand Mahindra is like life coming a full circle for him.
IT WOULD BE SO TIRING: SAIF ON IDEA TO REMAKE ‘BABY’S DAY OUT’ WITH TAIMUR
MUMBAI: When one of Saif Ali Khan’s fans wanted him and Taimur to star in a remake of Baby’s Day Out, the actor responded by saying that working with kids, especially one’s own, can be a ‘task’ and become tiring. “It would be so tiring to do a movie with Tim. He would be like, ‘I don’t want to shoot anymore’, after a while. It’s difficult to work with children, especially your own. Actually, you could do it. Maybe you could do an amazing movie together,” he said. Saif and Kareena’s first-born, Taimur, has always been a sensation among the paparazzi and fans. At only four years old, the adorable star kid already has multiple fan accounts dedicated to him on social media. On the work front, Saif will be soon seen in films like “Bunty Aur Babli 2”, “Adipurush”, “Bhoot Police”.
ARJUN KAPOOR OPENS UP ABOUT HIS WEIGHT LOSS JOURNEY
MUMBAI: On Tuesday, actor Arjun Kapoor took to Instagram to talk about how his late mother’s teachings helped him to focus on his fitness. Before making his Bollywood debut with ‘Ishaqzaade’ in 2012, Arjun was overweight. It took him a lot of hard work and dedication to reach where he is today. His latest transformation has undoubtedly left everyone spellbound. Speaking about it, Arjun wrote, “Pehle main bohot mota bohot pareshan tha…. No no this is not one of those posts …Just putting it out there that I love every chapter of my life. Those days and even now, I have been myself at every step of the way. I cherish every bit. I’m a work in progress like anyone and everyone else. My mother told me every stage of your life is a journey & you will always be a constant work in progress. I understand the meaning of that now more than ever and I’m loving that I’m working towards bettering myself… every damn day.” Along with it, he posted his then and now pictures on Instagram.
DEEPIKA UNDERGOES INTENSE TRAINING FOR SRK’S ‘PATHAN’
MUMBAI: Deepika Padukone is busy these days with projects opposite A-listers such as Prabhas and Shah Rukh Khan, among others. According to a report published in Mid Day, she will be seen doing some high-octane action sequences in Pathan. In fact, Deepika has undergone intense preparations for this action avatar. “Deepika is shooting for high octane action scenes for Pathan currently. They are shooting them in Mumbai itself and Deepika has done intense preps for it,” a source close to the actress was quoted saying. Interestingly, this isn’t the first time that Deepika will be seen giving a glimpse of her action avatar on the big screen. She did have a power-packed role in her Hollywood debut XXX: Return of Xander Cage with Vin Diesel. Apart from Deepika and Shah Rukh Khan, Pathan will also feature John Abraham who will be seen as the lead antagonist in the movie.
BRITNEY’S LAWYER FILES PLEA TO REMOVE HER FATHER FROM CONSERVATORSHIP
WASHINGTON: Britney Spears’ new lawyer has officially filed a petition to remove the singer’s father Jamie Spears from the conservatorship. According to Variety, Mathew Rosengart, who was appointed as Britney’s attorney earlier this month, requested the Los Angeles Superior court to replace Jamie Spears with CPA Jason Rubin as conservator of Britney’s estate. In the 127-page legal document, Rosengart even mentioned several reasons as to why Jamie Spears should not be involved with his daughter’s conservatorship, and stated that he has “dissipated” Britney’s multi-million dollar fortune. He argued that Jamie Spears has “profited handsomely” from the conservatorship, noting his $16,000-per-month compensation from his daughter’s estate. “Indeed, serious questions abound concerning Mr Spears’s potential misconduct, including conflicts of interest, conservatorship abuse and the evident dissipation of Ms Spears’s fortune, which Mr Spears has effectively controlled since 2008,” the lawyer wrote in the legal document. For the unversed, Britney was first placed under a conservatorship, overseen in part by her father, back in 2008.
KATRINA SAYS SHE’S ‘NOTHING’ WITHOUT HER TRAINERS
NEW DELHI: It’s hardly a secret that Katrina Kaif is health freak, thanks to several workout videos on social media. The actress once again ready to your breath away with her latest workout video. Interestingly, in this video she says that she’s ‘nothing’ without her trainers and emphasises how her trainers and teachers have been so patient with her and worked hard on her.
Taking to her Instagram, Katrina posted a video of her several workout sessions. From stretching to boxing to kickboxing, the diva can be seen doing it all and with a smile on her face. She makes everything look so effortless. Katrina captioned this post as “#work………….actually I would be nothing without the amazing teachers and trainers who work so patiently with me, learning something new everyday.” The moment she posted this video, fans, as always, started showering her with love.
The background music perfectly this video. The lyrics say, “You want to know how I get away with everything? I work from Monday to Friday, Friday to Sunday!”
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