I can’t say anything for sure yet, but it sure seems like Gina Carano is getting some really good PR lately.
Despite Lucasfilm stating it would no longer work with her, it has included Gina Carano in its Emmy “for your consideration” awards push for The Mandalorian.
On Sunday, a poster surfaced from Disney, which owns the Star Wars production company, promoting cast members including Pedro Pascal and Giancarlo Esposito for awards contention. Carano is listed under the best supporting actress category.
In February, Carano shared a now deleted post on her Instagram story likening being a Republican today to being Jewish during the Holocaust. The post was captured and shared on social media, causing severe backlash and the hashtag #FireGinaCarano to trend.
The same week, Lucasfilm issued a statement saying the studio would no longer employ the actress.
“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.”