Mandalorian Actor Bill Burr Defends Fired Co-Star Gina Carano
The actor and comedian speaks out about Carano, who exited the Star Wars show last month.
Comedian and Mandalorian actor Bill Burr has spoken about co-star Gina Carano, and her recent firing from the hit Star Wars show. Burr described Carano as a "sweetheart," and stated that he now had to be careful about what he said in public.
Last month, Disney confirmed that Carano will no longer appear on The Mandalorian, after she posted a tweet that compared American conservatives to Jewish people just before the Holocaust. BAs reported by Indiewire, Burr, who played Migs Mayfeld on the series, defended Carano on a recent episode of The Bill Bert Podcast.
"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."
Burr went on to speak highly of Carano, and argued that there were people waiting for celebrities and public to slip up. "She was an absolute sweetheart," he 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."
While Carano's tweet led to Carano departing from The Mandalorian, it was subsequently reported that Disney had been looking to sideline her for some time for her controversial past behavior on social media. The studio initially planned to make her a key part of its December investor call, when it announced a number of upcoming Star Wars shows. However, she was removed entirely from this presentation.
The future of the Cara Dune character is currently unknown, but in any case, Season 3 of The Mandalorian is unlikely to arrive until 2022, with the spinoff The Book of Boba Fett expected later this year.