Are Gina Carano And Pedro Pascal Still Friends?

Despite being fired from the Star Wars spinoff series The Mandalorian, Gina Carano doesn't have any ill feelings toward her former co-star, Pedro Pascal, per The Wrap. In fact, in her first sit-down interview since the announcement of her departure, Carano said she "adores" Pascal (via The Ben Shapiro Show). "I adore Pedro. I adore him. I know he's said and done some hurtful things," Carano told conservative commentator Ben Shapiro. "But we had an agreement after we realized we were a little bit politically different. We had an agreement that, first and foremost, you're a human being. And you're my friend first."

In her interview, Carano said that both she and Pascal have "misstepped on our tweets" (via The Wrap). Though, what she's specifically referring to in that statement is unclear. "We're not perfect. We're human beings," Carano said. "But he's not a bad human being. He's a sweet person."

Why was Gina Carano fired?

Just in case you were wondering why Gina Carano was dropped from the Disney+ series, here's a bit of background. On Feb. 8, Carano ignited the spread of hashtag #FireGinaCarano via Twitter after liking a transphobic YouTube comment that joked about the use of personal pronouns (via Inverse). Then on Feb. 10, Carano shared a now-deleted Instagram post that implied being a Republican in today's political climate is comparable to being Jewish during the Holocaust (via Variety).

"Jews were beaten in the streets, not by Nazi soldiers but by their neighbors... even by children," Carano wrote in the post, adding: "Because history is edited, most people today don't realize that to get to the point where Nazi soldiers could easily round up thousands of Jews, the government first made their own neighbors hate them simply for being Jews. How is that any different from hating someone for their political views?"

According to the Film & Television Industry Alliance, Season 3 of The Mandalorian is in preproduction and will begin shooting on April 5, 2021.